NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant recently put himself in the hot seat after sharing his opinions on one of the ongoing hot topics in America: race. In his assessment, which he laid out in a four-part Instagram post series, the athlete stressed that systematic racism should not be a main concern, while personal accountability should take precedence.
Jumping in on the discussion is hip hop MC Lil' Wayne, who seemed to be somewhere in the middle when it comes to the controversial topic.
Bryant's assessment was anything but short-sighted. Take a look at his lengthy explanation, below:
Bryant's comments were met with mixed reviews, with some applauding him for his honesty while others labeled him insensitive.
Wayne, who appeared on FS1's Undisputed, chatted with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe about the public reaction to the spirited comments.
"It's interesting. I guess it's such a different Dez to me, the mind my own business type of thing and then kind of not minding his own business after that...but if you want to look into it, I believe everybody leads by example within themselves," he said. "Everybody can't be a football player, everybody can't be as successful as him or I or whatever. If you're trying to motivate someone to do better or whatever it is, you meet that person, you sit down with them, I don't think you're supposed to look at someone and say, 'We're not doing this, and we're not doing that, and this and that is right or wrong.' I believe everybody leads by example just by being themselves."
Take a look at his comments, in full, below:
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