Did Maino spit on this woman?
Maino landed himself in a bit of a mess when he allegedly spit on a woman at Loews hotel in Miami. A brief clip shared by The Shade Room showed a woman lunging at the TKTK in the lobby before security stepped in between them and broke them up. The rapper appears to be laughing in the short video on Instagram.
While he didn’t address the video directly, he did post several images to Instagram that seem to discuss the incident. “Never understood why people believe anything they read,” he captioned a picture of himself later in the evening. “Guess it’s just the times we live in. Came to far to get tricked off the right course. Still shining.”
In a series of posts of the “Hi Hater” rapper in front of a luxury car outside the hotel, the rapper continued to reference the event in an oblique manner.
“She said ‘I Love you Jermaine,’” he wrote, seeming to jokingly reference what might have set off the argument. He also posted a picture of himself looking bewildered that seemed to address the incident and the surrounding controversy more directly. “When they posting shit that ain’t true and you just out here getting a tan by mistake lmao,” he said in the caption of a photo of himself shirtless inside the car.
Maybe this is just what happens when the self-styled King Of Brooklyn leaves his kingdom. All the Game of Thrones fans can attest that nothing good comes when a Northern king makes his way south.
King Of Brooklyn?
Maino explained his controversial moniker to HipHopMyWay. “Well, it’s just bigger than rap,” he said. “It’s more about interacting with our own. My upbringing put me in direct contact with a lot of people that other artists might not welcome.”
“When you speak about the criminal element, the gangs and stuff like that, I might be a little bit more in tune with that and more hands-on with the young boys,” he continued. “From a commercial standpoint, it may be cool to talk about being a dope dealer…but most of the time these people don’t want to deal with the circumstances and consequences behind being these kind of people. I still go visit my friends and family in prison.”
He also spoke on the change in his hometown in recent years and the decline of the importance of New York rap on local stations. His song “What Happened To My City?” hoped to open a dialouge about how the city has failed to promote its own artists in the past several years. With the rise of Atlanta as the center of the popular rap universe, Maino saw a need for New York to maintain the legacy on New York rap.
“We need to do more for each other,” he said. “Let’s talk about what we’re doing for each other.”
Watch The Clip
Watch the clip up top. What do you think? What could make her swing on Maino like that? Do you think he actually spit on her? And if he did, was she justified in throwing punches? Would you start swinging in the same situation? Is this all a bunch of hype about something that didn’t happen or is Maino lying?
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