Lil Wayne isn’t the most popular celebrity in the Black community today. During an interview with ABC’s “Nightline,” Lil Wayne was asked to share his thoughts on Black Lives Matter. The rapper responded by saying, “That just sounds weird. I don’t know if you should put a name on it. If someone got shot by the police, it was a f— up reason.”
Lil Wayne continued by suggesting that racism doesn’t exist because he’s rich. “I am a young, Black rich mother—,” he said. “If that don’t let you know that America understand Black mother— matter these days, I don’t know what it is. That man’s white, he’s filming me. I’m a n—. I don’t know what you mean, man. Don’t come at me with that dumb s—. My life matter. Especially to my b—.” Lil Wayne went on to say he was connected and affiliated with the Bloods gang. Later, he walked away from the interview and mumbled, “I’m not a politician.”
The incident follows Lil Wayne’s claim on Fox Sports’ “Undisputed” where he said racism doesn’t exist because a White police officer saved him when he shot himself during his youth. Overall, in both interviews, Lil Wayne appears to feel as if money has removed him from the struggles of the average Black person in America. But at a concert in August, Lil Wayne shouted Black Lives Matter by telling the crowd, “Clothes don’t matter, cars don’t matter. Nothing matters cause Black lives mater, b—!” His latest interview on “Nightline” has caused an uproar on social media with people who are appalled by his words:
— Simply Felisa (@flware) November 2, 2016
I saw the Lil Wayne interview. I have no judgment, just sadness. The brother has problems. I can’t even explain it. Drugs & fame.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 2, 2016
Just woke up & saw the Lil Wayne interview. Now I understand why doing drugs is bad. Thanks Wayne
— Millinsky (@Millinsky) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne thoughts on Black Lives Matter completely contradicts his life story. Weird
— Victor (@VictorDukes23) 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