Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was a star-studded event in Miami last night (June 3) that was attended by Justin Bieber, David Beckham and Flo Rida. One high profile personality, however, didn’t make it through the game. Flo Rida’s manager Lee “Freezy” Prince was ejected during the game’s fourth quarter.
The I.M.G./Strong Arm Management representative was asked by officials to leave the game after his quarrel with Indiana Pacers’ Jeff Pendergraph. The Pacers’ power forward had earlier gotten into an altercation with Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole. TNT reporter Craig Sager reported on Prince’s ejection. “[Prince] and Pendergraph had been going back and forth,” Sager said during the broadcast. “He got to be such a distraction that the officials came over and tried to eject him. He wanted to stay put. However, Flo Rida said, ‘You’re my manager, but you’ve got to get out of here now.'”
Other rap celebrities have had problems this year at American Airlines Arena, which is where the Miami Heat play. On February 10, Lil Wayne wrote on Twitter that he was ejected from the arena for rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers during a Lakers/Heat game. A Heat spokesman said that Wayne was not ejected and chose to leave the game, and an NBA spokesperson said that Wayne was not banned from attending NBA events, as the rapper had later claimed.
Flo Rida is best-known for such singles as “Good Feeling” and “Whistle,” as well as “Low.” In 2008, the T-Pain-assisted “Low” was downloaded more than 470,000 times in one week.