Lil Wayne has a song called Troublemaker[1]. Surprisingly, it’s not about his attendance at NBA games.

The rapper left the Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game Sunday afternoon and tweeted he was forced to leave because he was rooting for the Lakers. But Heat spokeswoman Lorrie-Ann Diaz told USA TODAY Sports in an e-mail that Lil Wayne was not kicked out but instead chose to leave.

“So I’m @ da Heat game right, rootin 4 da Lakers kuz dats my team & would u believe they got police 2 make me leave?! Wow!” Lil Wayne tweeted at 5:01 p.m. ET[2].

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One fan who was at the game said security approached Lil Wayne after he made a gesture.

“Random guy yelled at Lil Wayne at #MiamiHEAT game. Weezy looked back, gave him a mean stare & gestured he had a gun,” tweeted Danny Vega[4], who said he was at the game and sitting near Lil Wayne. “Weezy just got into argument with security at the #MiamiHEAT game. He got kicked out for gun gesture.”

Diaz, the Heat spokeswoman, did not respond to a question about whether security approached Lil Wayne before he left.

Lil Wayne cited racism[5] when he was not allowed into a Western Conference finals game last year, but Oklahoma City Thunder spokesman Dan Mahoney said the issue was the rapper didn’t have a ticket[6] to the sold-out game. He then attended an NBA Finals game in Oklahoma City[7], apparently smoothing over any issues with Thunder staff.

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