Lil Wayne Defends Interview with Odell Beckham Jr., Addresses Eli Manning and Frank Isola

Odell Beckham Jr. and Lil Wayne stirred up a little controversy with their recent ESPN interview with Josina Anderson, and Tuesday morning Wayne decided to address some of the comments in opposition.

In the interview Beckham authentically discussed his desire to win, his frustrations with not being targeted enough by Eli Manning and whether he’s happy playing for the New York Giants.

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Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that the Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was “absolutely livid” about Beckham’s interview and had the wide receiver apologize to his team in the locker room Saturday, October 5th prior to the interview airing; however, it didn’t stop Eli Manning, the Giants’ quarterback in question, from reacting to Beckham’s criticism.

“I don’t watch Lil Wayne much,” is what Manning said in response to Beckham’s interview according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.

Manning’s response and a comment from journalist Frank Isola wherein he reportedly asked how Beckham could be taken serious sitting next to Lil Wayne prompted tha Carter V rapper to respond.

The Young Money king took to Instagram to share his thoughts on Manning and Isola comments.

In a nutshell he suggested, in hometown love, that Manning should listen to Tha Carter V more seeing as how he’s been playing lately and that Isola is jealous. He also warned Isola to ‘keep my name out your mouth.’

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As controversial as Beckham’s comment have been deemed, it appears the team has benefited from his truth. The Giants offense did better in their last game when the ball was thrown more than 20 yards.

Watch ESPN’s Ryan Clark’s commentary on the effectiveness of Beckham’s comments below: (you can stop watching at 1:51)

According to Sports Illustrated, ESPN plans to put the entire conversation, stretching nearly an hour, on its YouTube page. In the full interview, Beckham and Wayne talk about growing up in Louisiana and their recent struggles — Odell describing his recovery from a leg injury and Lil Wayne discussing the delayed release of Tha Carter V with Universal Records.

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Bryant Lydell

Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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