Let’s cut to the chase: he was asked about Black Lives Matter and completely struck out. First off, he admitted he didn’t even know what the movement was, or even that it was a movement.
“What is it? What do you mean? That just sounds weird,” he replies to a question about his thoughts on BLM. “I don’t know, that you put a name on it… It’s not a name, it’s not, ‘whatever whatever.’ It’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a f****d up reason.”
It gets worse. He then proceeded to argue that his fame is proof enough Black people aren’t impeded in any way.
“I am a young, black rich m****rf****r,” he continues in the clip. “If that don’t let you know that America understand Black m****rf*****s matter these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white, he filmin’ me. I’m a n***a. I don’t know what you mean, man. Don’t come at me with that dumb s**t, man. My life matter. Especially to my b*****s.”
Previously, Weezy said he’s never been affected by racism in the slightest, so this new outburst isn’t anything completely shocking. Even knowing that though, we’re still scratching our heads. Deep down, you have to believe Wayne is just trying to explain how far we’ve come as a country. Seeing the crowds at his show (which are predominately white) probably provide him a bit of bias. Still, it’s dangerous thinking. Oh, and he wasn’t done...
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” he said in conclusion. “If you do, you crazy as s**t. You. Not the camera, you. Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothing to do with you? If it ain’t got nothing to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.”
Wayne, it DEFINITELY has to do with you. SMH. Anyway, you know social media had their thoughts about his statements. “Can't believe the man who recorded God Bless Amerika & How To Love could be this clueless,” a Twitter user wrote. “I'm done with Lil Wayne.”
It didn’t get any friendlier either. Check out the full Dateline segment with Lil Wayne about Black Lives Matter below.
When you hear that Lil Wayne thinks his money & fame make him exempt from racism in America... pic.twitter.com/8ow5p06Y1N— Simar Ahluwalia (@sahluwal) November 2, 2016
Can't believe the man who recorded God Bless Amerika & How To Love could be this clueless. I'm done with Lil Wayne. pic.twitter.com/Q9ROsFl7MC— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne dont care about black lives, then we dont care about his seizures. pic.twitter.com/LVBQiipRMR— biskit ✨ (@tufffkitty) November 2, 2016
When you think of rappers being role models, activists & politically aware, Lil Wayne is the last person that comes to mind. Let's be real.— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) November 2, 2016
I'm disgusted by Lil Wayne's perspective on the issue but more disgusted by how he was speaking to the young lady interviewing him. #TTLO— Rico Love (@IamRicoLove) November 2, 2016
Y'all expect Lil Wayne to be socially aware? Dude ain't been in his right mind since 2005.— Cult of Personality (@Phranchize19) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne's interview was a joke, imagine if other topics were treated like racism 'Peadophiles? No one touched me as a kid so who cares'— Lippy Lickshot (@DonDadaLipz) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne got Ray-Bans tatted above his eyebrow. His choices don't always make sense.— Jaheim's Edges (@KidFury) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne didn't even know what BLM is....he don't be in touch with nothing that's going on. He should've just said nothing tbh— The Megan (@MegYuup) November 2, 2016
I don't know who paid lil wayne to say that "theres no such thing as racism", this man has 3-5 songs about how America is very racist lol— IAN (@ianjtheboy) November 2, 2016
They must have started serving "lean" on the Coon Train.. Because Lil' Wayne has jumped on the train with both feet pic.twitter.com/Ti18xHYUmW— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 2, 2016
Take one look at Truk-Fit and tell me if you thought Lil Wayne really cared about Black people.— Lil' Cory From SW 🌊 (@CoryTownes) November 2, 2016
lil wayne has tattoos of windows 95 clip art on his face.— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) November 2, 2016
i'ma let this one ride in the spirit of tempering one's expectations.
Still not understanding why ppl keep asking Lil Wayne questions about pertinent issues. ....— DarkSkintDostoyevsky (@daniecal) November 2, 2016
Lil' Wayne sounds CRAZY saying he's clueless about the racism when he has addressed that same issue in a few of his songs before.— Kim. (@_Kimchanel_) November 2, 2016
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