He’s from Louisiana and now lives in Miami, but only Lil Wayne knows the true reason for his Green Bay Packers fandom.

The Young Money CEO was a guest on ESPN’s "First Take" this morning, and detailed to Stephen A. Smith the night he became a Packers fan for life.

“MY LATE FATHER, REGINALD MCDONALD, ATTENDED THAT SUPER BOWL GAME THAT CAME TO NEW ORLEANS IN 1995 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THAT WAS THE FIRST SUPER BOWL HE WAS AT. POPS CAME HOME, THE PACKERS WON, POPS CAME HOME WITH PACKERS EVERYTHING, CUPS, TOWELS. I WAS TRYING TO TELL HIM, SEE, WHEN YOU ARE FROM THE HOOD, THOSE CUPS AND THOSE TOWELS, THEY DON’T GET PUT ASIDE AND SAY REMEMBER THAT GAME. NO, THEY GET PUT WITH THE REAL TOWELS. SO THEREFORE YOU BATHE AND USE THOSE TOWELS EVERY DAY AND THOSE CUPS ARE USED EVERY DAY. THEREFORE, I HAD TO USE A GREEN BAY PACKERS CUP, A GREEN BAY PACKERS TOWEL EVERY DAY. WHEN THE MADDEN GAME CAME OUT THAT YEAR, BRETT OR SOMEBODY LIKE THAT WAS ON THE COVER AND I’M A GREEN BAY FAN FOREVER.”

Wayne told Smith that it isn’t even close when it comes to his love for the Packers and hometown Saints.


By Glenn Erby

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