The Internet Is Ripping Lil Wayne Apart For His Comments on Black Lives Matter

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14:  Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage at the Samsung booth at E3 Expo 2016 on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Samsung)

The Internet Is Ripping Lil Wayne Apart For His Comments on Black Lives Matter

Rightfully so or nah?

Published November 2, 2016

Lil Wayne made a lot of people angry last night (Nov. 1) when an interview he did with Nightline surfaced.

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.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Samsung)


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