Lil Wayne has a history of making controversial statements about race and police brutality, so it was no big surprise he said some provocative things about the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police.
Lil Wayne speaks on the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd, he says we should blame ourselves for it— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) May 29, 2020
(@FatJoe Show) pic.twitter.com/DqYrCypHJl
"I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. ... And what I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge," Wayne said during a discussion with Fat Joe. "We have to actually get into who that person is. And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we're doing."
Wayne also criticized those who think Tweeting something is taking action.
"Some people put a tweet out and they think they did something. Some people wear a shirt and they think they did something," Wayne explained. "What you gonna do after that? Did you actually help the person? Did you actually help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something? So, if I ain't about to do all that, then I ain't about to do nothing. I'll pray for ya."
Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield was among those who don't want to hear it from Wayne.
"Wayne STFU," he typed under a vintage photo of police protests.
Here's some more reaction.
Taylor Swift with the hammer for white supremacists while Kanye West rocks his MAGA hat and Lil Wayne points the finger at us. The epitome of skinfolk ain't always your kinfolk.— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) May 29, 2020
And What the Fuck do Lil Wayne be on ?— CHUCK INGLISH (@Chuckisdope) May 29, 2020
Dog says the most outta pocket shit when it comes to the people that look like him... and we let it slide
Is it Cuz folks looks like Tarantula and we cant relate ??
Stop asking that man what he thinks.
Lil Wayne literally thought "Wheezy outta here" producer tag was about him, I'm not gonna stress myself out about what he has to say.— Ahmed/Official A&R for OVO Records (@big_business_) May 29, 2020
Lil Wayne is 100% correct and people want to act like he's not because they'd rather be emotional than logically. https://t.co/Vh6i6pu5Gu— Hotep Jesus (@HotepJesus) May 29, 2020
This is why Wayne the GOAT. He is straight up no BS. Tweets are not action. #lilwayne #truth pic.twitter.com/gGLAXQygkD— Danny (@nghbrhood_watch) May 29, 2020
Stop asking rappers that dropped out in the 8th grade their opinion on black political issues it’s so many black advocates to speak to and y’all wanna hear from lil wayne??!?!? pic.twitter.com/V8tGYxnOVC— skinny (@IAmSarah3) May 30, 2020
What do you think?