By Jasmine Washington
Lil Wayne is fed up with people asking him about the current state of Blacks in America. During a recent chat with ABC’s Nightline, the rapper was asked whether he regretted saying there is “no such thing as racism” and his stance on Black Lives Matter, and he went off!
Lil Wayne says he doesn't feel connected to Black Lives Matter movement. Watch tonight on Nightline at 12:35am ET. pic.twitter.com/28eBGfpSja
— Nightline (@Nightline) November 2, 2016
Weezy said, “That just sounds weird. I don’t even know why 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-cked up reason… I am a young, black, rich motherf-cker. If that don’t let you know that America understand Black motherf-ckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is. Don’t come at me with that dumb sh-t, ma’am. My life matter, especially to my bitches.”
Lil Wayne didn’t stop there, he added, “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as sh-t,” right before pulling a red cloth out of his back pocket. He said, “I’m connected to this flag right f-cking here, because I’m connected. I’m a gangbanger now.
His antics opened the door for a huge debate on social media. Many fans and supporters sympathized with Lil Wayne’s comments.
Lil Wayne could care less if your done with his music because you don't buy his records or attend his shows. pic.twitter.com/Z2jxC3mibE
— Ahmarr (@moneymarr) November 2, 2016
I strongly feel Lil Wayne said how most black ppl feel, just scared to voice it among other black ppl.. why?
— Ehh-Ba-Nee (@HaiLQueenEbonY) November 2, 2016
How y'all mad at Lil Wayne for not being able to relate to what y'all want him to relate to ?????
— … (@ForeverGrimey) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne for president.
— Double-Buffed Oreo (@_tswole) November 2, 2016
There are plenty of black people just like lil Wayne and no one says anything. Y'all mad because he is famous.
— Shaina The Great (@ShainaHall19) November 2, 2016
People been all for the Lil Wayne Birdman drama. Yet, the moment Wayne doesn't support BLM everyone wants to turn their back on him ?
— Welp (@findsalam) November 2, 2016
While others dragged the rapper for being so detached from issues plaguing his community.
They Talm bout this the new Lil Wayne pic.twitter.com/lHKGjYhw2j
— No Days Off (@TycoTatts) November 2, 2016
Watching that lil Wayne interview like… pic.twitter.com/RtwjA0NFwD
— Your Shrink! (@_lowkeyjess) November 2, 2016
First Lil Wayne Says Racism Doesn't Exist…Now He's Saying BLM Doesn't Apply To Him.. Wait Isn't Lil Wayne On Birth Of A Nation Soundtrack pic.twitter.com/ZRtSLTsMqJ
— Kiahna Archibald (@xo_kma) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne performing at his concerts pic.twitter.com/4cFgeJFcmw
— JamakeComedy (@Jamake0602) November 2, 2016
— Ki Ki J (@kikij104) November 2, 2016
Maybe in Lil Wayne’s world, racism doesn’t exist. He’s been wealthy and detached from poverty for so long that maybe he just doesn’t relate to the social and political injustices faced by people who look like him. What do you think?