Why Does Lil Wayne Hate Rochester?

Jan 21st, 2009 // 13 Comments

Does the tongue-twisting MC have an aversion to Kodak cameras? Or an allergy to wheat flour? Maybe he got food poisoning from a white hot garbage plate? Whatever the reason, Weezy has postponed a show at the city’s Blue Cross Arena for the third time in three months: first, an Oct. 26 cancellation that was chalked up to a subpar sound system; then, a Dec. 6 show that was postponed to today; and finally, today’s show, which has been flat-out canceled. Oh sure, people who bought tickets thinking this time the show would really happen can get refunds, but that’s cold comfort on an even colder day. [Democrat & Chronicle via SOHH]

  1. Audif Jackson Winters III

    He had a long-distance relationship freshman year with a girl who went to RIT. They tried to make it through to second semester, but when they got together during Christmas break, it just wasn’t the same. Then he found out that she had been cheating on him with a guy on her floor since around the third week of classes.

    Ever since, Wayne has hated Rochester.

  2. Bob Loblaw

    @Audif Jackson Winters III: He should have been suspicious when she introduced herself only as “Blah blah blah,” but then again, she did have 9/10 jeans and a very big bra.

  3. raihala

    I just saw this tour on Monday.

    Like most reasonable folks, I can’t stand T-Pain’s music, but his live show is something to behold.

  4. T'Challa

    @raihala: DUDE. I so the tour as well. WTF!?!?! T-Pain’s show was the most surreal, crunk-pop car crash I could not stop gaping at. I mean WHOA.

  5. T'Challa

    @raihala: DUDE. I so the tour as well. WTF!?!?! T-Pain’s show was the most surreal, crunk-pop car crash I could not stop gaping at. I mean WHOA.

  6. T'Challa

    erm, ‘SAW the tour.’ Sorry.

  7. T'Challa

    erm, ‘SAW the tour.’ Sorry.

  8. Anonymous

    Probably hates it because upstate NY is SERIOUSLY depressing (and this comes from someone who went to college up there).

  9. raihala

    The thing about T-Pain … yeah, there was the Kid Rock/ICP (circa 1999) stuff with the little people and makeup and the overall sense that T-Pain really, really, really likes to get high.

    But, at the same time, there was this weird undercurrent of T-Pain trying to be taken seriously, with the piano playing and the singing. And the end of the performance, he came out for what would’ve been a bow (except I don’t think he bowed). He had this look on his face that was part “tell me I’m good” and part “take me seriously as an artist.” Not a hint of typical macho bullshit.

    It may well have all been one big put on, but at the same time, I left the show thinking T-Pain would be a fun guy to hang out with (something I can not say about, oh, 99.9 percent of other musicians signed to major labels).

  10. T'Challa

    @raihala: Agreed. It was the earnestness of T-Pain’s show that made it so engrossing. The guy obviously wants to be taken as an “artist” in the same way that someone like Kanye West is. And the dancing! He has this crunk-Usher thing going on there as well. But in the end, it was outrageously entertaining.

    And yes, hanging out with the guy seems like it would be lots of fun (and involve endless weed and more strip clubs than should be allowed by law…).

    True story: I have a good friend that works on high-profile Hollywood parties. T-Pain was at an event he was helping produce recently. When an attractive food server approached him with an appetizer tray of risotto balls, T-Pain replied “No thanks, but you can definitely have some of these sugar balls!” while grabbing his crotch. Needless to say, once word got around about the incident the female food servers avoided him like the plague…

  11. T'Challa

    @raihala: Agreed. It was the earnestness of T-Pain’s show that made it so engrossing. The guy obviously wants to be taken as an “artist” in the same way that someone like Kanye West is. And the dancing! He has this crunk-Usher thing going on there as well. But in the end, it was outrageously entertaining.

    And yes, hanging out with the guy seems like it would be lots of fun (and involve endless weed and more strip clubs than should be allowed by law…).

    True story: I have a good friend that works on high-profile Hollywood parties. T-Pain was at an event he was helping produce recently. When an attractive food server approached him with an appetizer tray of risotto balls, T-Pain replied “No thanks, but you can definitely have some of these sugar balls!” while grabbing his crotch. Needless to say, once word got around about the incident the female food servers avoided him like the plague…

  12. Anonymous

    Black people don’t like the cold weather. Duh.

  13. Oompah

    I hate Rochester, NY. I have lived here for five years. Trying to make the best out of it. I used to live in NYC. I moved from there because of the immigrants taking over like wildfire. Then here, I go to the Public Market and it is nothing but ghetto trash taking over, crackheads everywhere. Most buildings shutdown, and unattractive. I went to sit down and felt unsafe held onto my bag tightly. I hate it here. I want better, I want to see perfection.

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