Smith made the controversial comments on Monday's episode of "First Take."
First Take airs from 10-12 a.m. ET on ESPN.
"The natives called it "mee-lee-wah-kay," which is of course Algonquin for "The Good Land." It's not a nickname a city earns by accident."
The rapper is a diehard Lakers fan having grown up in Los Angeles.
"I immediately began to scour the national airwaves to gauge reaction, in preparation for our local afternoon drive show."
"Her announcement was met with congratulations and excitement from a number of ESPN personalities including Cari Champion, Mina Kimes and Rachel Nichols."
"Being able to express myself in three different ways keeps it from ever becoming mundane."
"Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on this topic, a lot of the issues Magic brought up exist inside radio buildings today."
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