NY Senator Demands Apology from Lil' Wayne -- How Dare You Trash Our State!

8/23/2012 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A member of the NY State Senate is calling on Lil' Wayne to issue an apology to EVERYONE in the Big Apple ... after the rapper trashed the city to MTV News.

Wayne was asked about a concert in NYC and responded by saying, "Flat out: I don't like New York." Not shocking considering he spent 8 months in Rikers Island prison in 2010 for gun possession.

Now, Sen. Malcolm A. Smith (D - St. Albans) tells TMZ ... if Weezy doesn't like NY, he should stay the hell out of the state.

"He's insulting people like Jay-Z ... Frank Sinatra."

Smith continues, "Quite frankly. we're not gonna let someone come here and make a living off all the New Yorkers and tourists here and then basically say 'I don't like New York.'"

Smith says he's willing to forgive the rapper ... but he's demanding an apology first.

Don't hold your breath.