Fetty Wap Retracts His ‘All Lives Matter’ Tweet: ‘I’m Man Enough To Apologize’
Fetty Wap was the latest celebrity to receive a severe clapback from Black Twitter on Thursday (July 7). Mr. 1738 joined in on the social commentary heightened by the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, but the Internet wasn’t too pleased with his contribution.
“My kids are Mixed…#AllLivesMatter,” the rapper wrote in a deleted tweet, welcoming a swarm of backlash in his mentions.
— Drunk Heat Fan (@WhatUpJT) July 8, 2016
@fettywap I truly hope you learn who you are so you can teach your children that being mixed with black means THEY’RE BLACK!!!!!
— GLM™ (@GinnehLaSette) July 8, 2016
— Meowth (@thomeography) July 8, 2016
— Zoë (@vibedeal_er) July 8, 2016
@fettywap black lives matter doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter…. delete this
— suzzette (@jaurethereal) July 8, 2016
Fetty has since taken to Instagram to apologize for his failure to understand the complexity of the Black Lives Matter movement and vowed not to speak on the matter again. “I’m man enough to apologize,” he wrote.
I apologized a to a thousand ppl because I didn’t fully understand the hashtag I really sorry to those who I offended … on my life I would never disrespect nobody family I ain’t better than no one I just was speakin for my kids not knowing the full meaning I can take criticism , but I’m man enough to apologize
A photo posted by 🔥RemyBoyz🔥“1738”💯 (@fettywap1738) on
Leave it to Black Twitter to remind the masses to stay woke.