Lil Wayne Poses Theory On Why He Believes Drake Gets Dissed By Fans And Peers

The “A Milli” rapper argued it stems from colorism.

We know that the bond between Lil Wayne and Drake is tight; after all, Weezy helped catapult the Canadian star into the limelight. Still, after striking gold in the rap game, the "First Person Shooter" hitmaker gets major backlash and disses from fans and peers alike.

According to the "6 Foot 7 Foot" Grammy winner, he believes he's cracked the code behind Drake hate, as reported by Clutch Points.

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“He red, he light-skinned,” Lil Wayne said during an appearance on "The Richard Sherman Podcast," hosted by the NFL player. “That’s just American history."

But, Tunechi isn't just throwing out possible causes for jabs Drake has accumulated throughout his career. Weezy's analysis is personal.  

"How I know is because I’m not light-skinned. I hated on all light-skinned dudes in school. So yeah, it’s American history, man," he elaborated while referencing when Black people were enslaved in the United States after being shipped to the country in 1619.

During those horrendous times, Black people were put at war against each other through a colorist system that compared light-skinned versus dark-skinned. Additionally, that system often served as a determining factor of who worked outside in fields, and who worked indoors.

After multiple centuries, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, then two years later, Congress passed the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

Unfortunately, remnants of slavery continues to be demonstrated today through colorism and and can be seen in many areas of day-to-day life throughout industries, and communities across the globe.

Whether you agree or disagree with the NOLA-bred rapper, his comments have continued to drive a larger conversation that needs to be had within our community.

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