During an interview with Fat Joe, Lil Wayne made comments about the killing of George Floyd that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
"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. "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 then added wasn't down with activism by Tweet or T-Shirt.
On Tonight's episode of Young Money radio with Killer Mike, Wayne revisited and explained those comments.
"I respect the effort of the people to seek justice and what they doin'. I just knew it was time for more action than a tweet. Also, my mama always told me—I sat in the passenger seat getting picked up from school every day and dropped off. I would look outside that window in the 'hood, so you gon' see situations when you riding home. I might make a comment or give my opinion on what I just saw.
"'Mind you f*ckin' business,'" his mom would tell him, giving him a smack. "Mind your business. You don't even ask, 'Why you smack me? Why I need to mind my business?' But you know one thing, I need to mind my damn business. So, for folks out there that figure that whatever, Wayne gon' say this or... Listen. I'm from New Orleans, understand. I'm from New Orleans where, what we're seeing ladies and gentlemen around the world finally because [of] the cameraphones and all that, baby, we went through that every day. We saw that, we went through that every week. We gave police names, just cause of who they were and how they were, and we got used to that... That was the system. That's what I grew up in. So, don't blame me, don't fault me. But if you do, you already know."
Do you now better see where Wayne is coming from?