During the Western Conference semifinal matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Cuban-owned Dallas Mavericks, Lil Wayne and Mark Cuban traded insults like the NBA trades players.
During Game 4 of the seven-game series, the decade-old tensions between these two arose on Twitter when Lil Wayne, who is longtime friends with Suns point guard Chris Paul, tweeted that Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic is “a ho” on May 8.
More than a week later, Cuban retaliated by using a lyric from Lil Wayne’s 2018 hit “Uproar” to insult the Grammy winner. “It’s a s-t show, put you front row’ #MFFL,” the mogul tweeted with a photo of the hip-hop star sitting courtside on Monday.
Lil Wayne didn’t waste any time in retaliating against Cuban, tweeting the following day, “Mark Cuban don’t make me get u [sic] smacked boy U [sic] playin w me?? I’m going to p- in your fkn mouth.” The tweet has since been deleted.
A long time feud between the rapper and team owner
Though the two’s feud may appear new to many, it dates back to 2011, according to Fox Sports 1 commentator and Undisputed host Skip Bayless.
Cuban and Lil Wayne were friends when Tunechi lived in Miami and was a huge Heats fan, according to Bayless. He allegedly went to an afterparty with Cuban, where his former Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were less than pleased to see him.
According to Bayless, Lil Wayne was temporarily barred from attending Miami Heat games as a result of the party incident.