Lil Wayne has been making controversial statements about race relations for a while now.
In September, Weezy said he's never experienced racism, and isn't sure it exists. He backed that up in interview last month in which he said he didn't know what racism is.
Last night Wayne was on Nightline, and this is what he told the national TV audience he thought about the Black Lives Matter movement.
"That just sounds weird, I don’t know, that 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 fucked up reason… I am a young black rich motherfucker. If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherfuckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is… I don’t know what you mean, man, don’t come at me with that dumb ass shit, ma’am. My life matter. Especially to my bitches.” "I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” he continued “If you do, you crazy as shit."Wayne eventually took off his mic and left the set, saying "I ain’t no fuckin’ politician.
Lil Wayne talks about how he doesn't feel connected to the Black Lives Matter movement in his interview tonight with Nightline. pic.twitter.com/fLwxUNzPfg— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) November 2, 2016
Confusing the situation is this video from August, in which Wayne explains why Black Lives Matter.
Lil Wayne is confused on #BlackLivesMatter huh? pic.twitter.com/eLb5VyTlKB— Nigel Int'l D. (@Nigel_D) November 2, 2016
Twitter has been wondering what's up with Wayne.
I don't know who paid lil wayne to say that "theres no such thing as racism", this man has 3-5 songs about how America is very racist lol— IAN (@ianjtheboy) November 2, 2016
When you hear that Lil Wayne thinks his money & fame make him exempt from racism in America... pic.twitter.com/8ow5p06Y1N— Simar Ahluwalia (@sahluwal) November 2, 2016
They said this is lil Wayne after his #blacklivesmatter rant pic.twitter.com/Jq3Asoo8vu— Podcast Brothers (@PODCASTBROTHERS) November 2, 2016
Idk what to say besides its Lil Wayne being Lil Wayne pic.twitter.com/oHivrBrRlK— Hipholic (@Hipholic_) November 2, 2016
I can't be mad about Lil Wayne's perspective.... Im actually annoyed more by people expecting him to be socially aware... since when?— OldMan Ebro (@oldmanebro) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne never played the media game. Latest interview isnt surprising, he's always had an out of sync, different perspective.— Semtex (@DJSemtex) November 2, 2016
There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a perspective that doesn't fit the narrative. But is Lil Wayne making any sense?
Here's the entire interview. In it, Wayne also pulls out a red flag and declares that he's "a gang banger."