Wale diverted attention away from the action on the hardwood at last night’s Washington Wizards – Toronto Raptors game when he confronted Raptors TV announcer Matt Devlin for mocking him on the visiting team’s telecast.
After watching Wale engage in some back and forth jawing with Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay that included the NBA star making a ‘call me’ gesture to the rapper, the talking head questioned his relevance in music.
“So, Wale is inspiring, and I’m sure somebody on Twitter can tell me exactly if they’ve ever heard of Wale,” Devlin said on the Toronto broadcast. “He’s not Drake, that’s for sure.”
Since social media is the messiest bitch sitting at the table, the snub made it back to Mr. Folarin in no time.
@mattdevlinraps watch ur mouth
— Wale Folarin(@Wale) February 20, 2013
But it wasn’t enough. Wale later visited the broadcast table during the second half.
“I was just introducing myself, that’s all,” Wale told The Washington Post of his uninvited visit to the broadcast booth. “Nah, I wasn’t angry. I was like, you’re not from here, you don’t know. You don’t know.”
Following the game, Rudy Gay cleared the air by tweeting that he and Wale are friends:
Me and @wale was just joking y’all. Thats my boy right there.
— Rudy Gay (@rudygay22) February 20, 2013
Here’s the video of the diss:
And here’s Wale’s visit to the booth: