On Sunday, Odell Beckham Jr. and Lil Wayne sat across the table from ESPN’s Josina Anderson for an honest interview about Eli Manning and The Giants early-season woes. While many appreciated the no-nonsense candor, a reporter by the name of Frank Isola and Eli Manning himself took issue with Weezy’s presence during the interview. Isola claimed it was difficult to take Beckham Jr. seriously while sitting next to Lil Wayne, while Manning seemed to dismiss Weezy entirely.
Now, fresh off the celebration of Tha Carter V’s rampant success, Wayne has taken a moment to address a few detractors, primarily Frank Isola and Eli Manning. Tunechi uploaded a seven part video on IG, in which he broke it down accordingly. “Frank, I know you in New York. I spent a little bit of time on an Island there, called Rikers Island,” says Tunechi. “I don’t know much about you though. Fact is, you don’t know much about me. With that said, keep my name out your mouth.” He caps it off with an unwavering stare that speaks volumes; his goonie goons are indeed the gooniest, it says.
He proceeds to address Eli Manning. “Every time somebody bad mouth you, I be the first one to say – you can ask Skip Bayless, that’s my homie – first thing I’m gon’ say is ‘man listen, I got an uncle that was doing time that remembers seeing Eli, Archie, Peyton, Cooper, he remembers seeing them at five in the morning every other morning on the schoolyard, way before the students get there, practicing. I’m the first one to back you up,” says Wayne. “And here you talk about you don’t watch Lil Wayne much. That’s fine. I’m cool with you, I don’t care what you watch. But you know, this is hometown love, man. You ain’t gotta do me like that. I didn’t say anything bad about you, man.”
It’s refreshing to see Wayne taking the high ground, addressing his “detractors” in a calm and humble fashion. “I ain’t gon’ say nothing bad about you now,” says Wayne, to Manning. “It’s still hometown love, I fucks with you Eli. It’s all good, you ain’t gotta watch much of me. You should probably listen, if you could. You probably need to with the way you’ve been playing. You need to bang some Carter V before games.”
“So now I want to say what I think about the whole ordeal,” continues Wayne, in the seven-part clip. “I think that you, you as in all of ya’ll, just a little bit upset that it’s not ya’ll who can get somebody with a number one album (thank God) and one of the greats on the NFL to sit down in a room together and get on camera and get such a great interview. For you Frank, I heard you also say that I didn’t say anything, that I was just a yes man. Frank, you should know that that was edited.”
He proceeds to school Frank on the nature of his interview, which he claims went to a “real” place. “Maybe that’s why [Odell] opened up like that,” says Wayne. “He was being real cause I was being real, and Josina was keeping it real. I think you were just upset you weren’t on the other side of the table asking questions. Because I don’t think you’d ever get the chance to do such a thing. Because if I, or Odell, were on the other side of the table of whoever you are, Frank, we probably wouldn’t even answer the questions.”
“Lil Wayne is serious,” says the ever-quotable Wayne, in the concluding moments. “And I was serious when I said keep my name out your mouth, Frank.”
Lil Wayne should be sitting next to Beckham when OBJ explains the screw up on the punt.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) October 7, 2018