Poor Wale, Twitter was absolutely set on fire last night—or rather, it was if your timeline is filled with hip-hop and basketball fans—by an encounter that Mr. Forlarin, a noted sports junkie, had at a game between the Toronto Raptors and his hometown Washington Wizards where he was sitting courtside.
The incident started when newly acquired Raptors forward Rudy Gay made a jump shot, then gave a “call me” motion to a cracking-up Wale. This set off the Raps’ announcing team, whose knowledge of the DC rap scene appears to be a little lacking:
Supposedly this fan is a well-known local rapper…Wall-ay.
Yeah, and Rudy Gay said ‘Hey, Wall-ay, I’m in Canada now, eh! Call me!
Call me after the game, because I just torched the Wizards for at least a dozen here in the quarter…Wall-ay is inspiring! I’m sure somebody on Twitter could tell me if they’ve ever heard of Wall-ay.
He’s not Drake, that’s for sure.
Why, yes, somebody on Twitter has probably heard of Wall-ay. Indeed, enough people have that someone let Wall-ay know about the incident, prompting the rapper to tweet the following:
@mattdevlinraps watch ur mouth— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
Just in case Devlin didn’t get the message, Wale decided to pay the announcers’ booth a visit during the third quarter, creating an awkward scene where Wale’s defensive yammering could be lightly heard over the announcers, trying to call the game while ignoring Wall-ay.
Evidently the rapper never quite got his word in edgewise, as he later tweeted his dissatisfaction:
Somebody call u out your name . And you confront them . YOU wrong . So who u cheerin for the people who take insults in stride?Since when— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
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