Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Green Bay Packers gave Lil Wayne a Christmas gift any Cheesehead would crave

From JSOnline:

, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lil Wayne performs onstage at DTE Energy Music Theater on September 10, 2019 in Clarkston, Michigan.  (Photo: Aaron J. Thornton, WireImage)

Lil Wayne was apparently on Santa's "good" list this year.

The rap legend took to Instagram Friday night to show off his new Christmas gift — a football from the Green Bay Packers seemingly signed by all the players and coaches.

"I was blessed by the best team in the world," Lil Wayne said in the two-minute clip from his sports memorabilia room. "I just want to say thank you from the bottom, the top, of my heart, everything. You already know that's my team forever, and ever, and ever."

In the video, you can see at least three Packers helmets covered in autographs. He also shows off a Lambeau Field sign sent from Green Bay and a Donald Driver bobblehead signed by the Packers great.

As of Saturday morning, Lil Wayne's post has been seen more than 1.6 million times, with some fans critical that Wayne isn't a diehard supporter of his hometown New Orleans Saints.

But Wayne has long been vocal about his Packers love, even dropping a "Green and Yellow" anthem to support the Super Bowl-bound Packers in 2011. In an NFL Network interview in 2017, he explained that when the Packers played the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 1997, "my pops went to the Super Bowl and when he came home he had a bunch of Green Bay everything: towels, cups and all that type of stuff. … I had to use that cup every day and use that towel every other day, so I became a Packer fan like that."

In the Instagram video posted Friday, Wayne teased he might even show up at the Packers first playoff game in Green Bay. "It's going to be cold," he said in his Instagram video. "I might have to throw on a yellow mink."

"Let's go all the way to the Bowl," Lil Wayne said later in the video. "Come get to Miami — I'll be waiting. Please, please, please, please. Kick their ass! Go Pack Go!"

You can see if Wayne shows up at Lambeau with that yellow mink for that playoff game Jan. 12. 


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