Lil Wayne Nightline Interview Draws Ire Of Fans, Black Lives Matter Supporters
We’ve all been worrying about Lil Wayne for a while now. After his dark tweets, which aroused rumors of retirement and even suicide, fans and celebrities all over the world made sure Wayne knew he is loved and would be missed. However, things are expected to take a turn after a snippet of the Lil Wayne Nightline interview was released late last night.
Not sure why he was being interviewed in the first place considering he has no music coming out and hasn’t been in the news but for controversy and law suits with Birdman all year, but guess that’s neither here nor there now.
During the Lil Wayne Nightline interview he was asked about the Black Lives Matter movement, to which he seemed to have absolutely no recollection of at first, even stating “What is it? What do you mean?” After the interviewer briefly explained the concept to him, he went on to say that he has no connection to the movement by saying, “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me.”
Wayne continued to dig a whole by himself when he revealed that to him, the shooting of unarmed Black men in America is something that happens everyday and it has nothing to do with race. He comments that its obvious that Black lives matter since there are so many of them with wealth by saying, “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,” and even making a joke by saying, “My life matter, especially to my bitches.”
The rapper has a history of not seeing race as a factor in the many incidents of police brutality in today’s society. In a previous interview with Fox Sports, Undisputed series, he even commented that “there is not such thing as racism,” since he has never experienced it.
Back in august, he was recorded shouting Black Lives Matter into his microphone at a concert, but seems that was just for show.
It’s clear that Wayne is keeping us all on our toes with many questions: what’s going on with him? Is he on something? And what is he TRULY thinking?
Here’s A Snippet of the Lil Wayne Nightline Interview:
LIL WAYNE IS CANCELLED! pic.twitter.com/dtL0EIKNhg
— Trashvis (@Trashvis) November 2, 2016
Social Media Goes In On Wayne for His Comments:
I’m disgusted by Lil Wayne’s perspective on the issue but more disgusted by how he was speaking to the young lady interviewing him. #TTLO
— Rico Love (@IamRicoLove) November 2, 2016
interviewer: so do black lives matter ? does it AFFECT you?
lil Wayne: pic.twitter.com/x0LmGsXqEs
— ruqayah (@supitsrikki) 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
Lil Wayne’s words were insensitive but I ask rhetorically. What’ve U done for the Black Lives Matter Movement? Now what makes U any better?
— Christian (Coop) (@KillemAllCoop) November 2, 2016
Every rapper ain’t a political figure… What on earth made y’all think Lil Wayne has any type of political stance ? Lol
— Tron (@AveSoprano) November 2, 2016
Why do we need Lil Wayne’s opinion about BLM? pic.twitter.com/8RtfyQfTiw
— jujoffer (@jujoffer) November 2, 2016
Honestly seizures really do a lot of damage to your cerebral so maybe Lil wayne couldn’t comprehend the question Lol ????
— godivaagang (@h0ney_nee) November 2, 2016
— Mom of All Capes (@MomOfAllCapes) November 2, 2016
IDGAF if Lil Wayne doesn’t support BLM. It’s just the other 99.9% ignorant as shit he said in the interview that has me like pic.twitter.com/Fb8g16M2bh
— Easy E (@TheKidE85) November 2, 2016
Who spiked my nigga Lil Wayne Lean man ? I’m all for understanding “rich niggas” being insensitive to social/political topics but THIS!?
— R4W (@RawElementz) November 2, 2016
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