This week, Lil Wayne made some controversial comments about New York City, New York, stating that he “flat out” doesn’t like the Big Apple. Donny Goines and Senator Malcolm A. Smith lashed out at the rapper, while Busta Rhymes and Birdman came to his defense. Meanwhile, LL Cool J used his muscle power for good after an intruder broke into his home. The burglar didn’t make off so easy, ending up with a broken nose, ribs and jaw. Brother Ali also chopped it up with HipHopDX this week, detailing his relationship with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and explaining why Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar embody “the hood.”

LL Cool J Stops Intruder Who Broke Into His Home

Earlier this week, LL Cool J used his muscles to pull off the ultimate home security. While sleeping in his Los Angeles, California residence, Cool James awoke after hearing a commotion downstairs, only to find a burglar trying to steal from his home. The intruder tripped the alarm system, but the veteran rapper decided to take matters into his own hands by putting the smackdown on the burglar, breaking his nose, ribs and jaw during the melee. The cops arrived on the scene shortly after to arrest the man, who had been convicted of previous crimes including involuntary manslaughter. He is reportedly waiting on $1.1 million bail and could face up to life in prison.

Lil Wayne Says He “Flat Out” Doesn’t Like New York, Birdman & Busta Rhymes Defend

Lil Wayne made some controversial comments earlier this week. The rapper, who had spent many months in the clink for arrest for gun possession following a show in New York City, New York, Weezy said, “Flat out, I don’t like New York,” eliciting barbed responses including the Big Apple’s Donny Goines and Senator Malcolm A. Smith. But his YMCMB cohorts came to his defense. Birdman said that anything that Wayne decrees is “law,” while Busta Rhymes said that he “completely understands” why Wayne would hold a grudge against NYC, referring to his past arrest in El Paso, Texas as a good reason to snub a city.

Brother Ali Explains His Relationship With Public Enemy’s Chuck D

Rhymesayers recording artist Brother Ali chopped it up with HipHopDX this week, doting on his relationship with Public Enemy’s Chuck D. The Minneapolis, Minnesota native explained how he ended up on PE’s “Get Up Stand Up,” stating that their relationship dates back to 2008 when they were put on a bill together for an event called “A Conversation With Chuck D.” He also touched on Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, stating that they’re perfect examples of artists who embody “the hood.” Read the full interview here.

Other items of note:

– Lil Wayne Says He’s Not Proud Of His Verse On 2 Chainz’s “Yuck!”

– Ab-Soul Says Black Hippy Album Will “Never” Happen

– Benzino Apologizes For Feud With Eminem

– Wiz Khalifa Responds To Criticism Of “O.N.I.F.C.” Cover Art, Jimi Hendrix Comparisons

– Shyne Blasts Diddy On Diss Track “You’re Welcome”