Two competing narratives are developing over an altercation between Lil Wayne’s entourage and hotel staff in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis. In both versions Mr. Wayne and crew departed the hotel under duress, and the rapper and record executive blew off his show Saturday night with Blink 182.
Sorry not doing the show tonight in St Lou kuz I was just kik’d out the ritz and 12 got involve so I gotta slide. Tht y’all f w me out here. Dam slime. It’s all luv tho
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 14, 2019
In one telling the hotel guests were complaining about the pot smell coming from Lil Wayne’s room. The hotel asked him to “open his balcony doors to mitigate the smell” and this offended him that the crew stormed down to the lobby.
On the other hand, reps for the singer say the confrontation was over the hotel transferring calls up to his room when a fan kept asking for him by name and room number and that the confrontation was over “bad protocol.” (Somehow becoming sufficiently threatening of hotel staff to involve police, however, isn’t bad protocol.)
There’s also dispute over whether the group was kicked out or chose to depart in anger. Either way,
[P]olice were called to the Ritz around 10:00 AM CT due to a “disturbance” in the lobby involving several men, some of whom we’re told included Wayne’s entourage. We’re told a responding officer saw a man in LW’s security yelling at a clerk behind the desk.
Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, Credit: Marriott
For the uninitiated, HBO’s Ballers opens with Lil Wayne’s “Right Above It” (NSFW lyrics) which features Drake who was recently given a Boeing 767 free as an influencer by Canada’s CargoJet. (Drake is Canadian and even starred on the sequel to Canada’s teen melodrama Degrassi Junior High.)