Two days after Lil Wayne tweeted that the Thunder denied him entrance to Chesapeake Arena, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest was at the Peake on Saturday night to watch Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.
Seacrest was a guest of Jeffrey Records, CEO and chairman of MidFirst Bank and part owner of the Thunder. Seacrest sat in Records' seats, two seats from Records.
The controversy over Lil Wayne's inability to attend Thursday's game lingered, though, as the rapper told The Associated Press on Friday night that he felt unwelcome, even after a pair of Thunder players reached out to say they would help him get tickets.
“That's not the point, though,” Lil Wayne said. “It's the players stepping up but, of course, the players aren't white. I don't want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I'm sitting next to a (person) that's like ‘I don't want this (guy) sitting next to me.' (Forget) you … I'm in Forbes,” he said, laughing.
Thunder representatives said Lil Wayne had requested tickets to the game but insisted on sitting in the front row. All of those seats were sold out. The Thunder has sold out every game in the regular season and playoffs this season.