Lil Wayne Explains Why He Doesn’t Feel Connected To Black Lives Matter
Following Tuesday night's (Nov. 1), discussion of Lil Wayne's controversial views of the Black Lives Matter organization, his full Nightline interview has been released. Within the 6-minute sit-down, the New Orleans native shared his recollection of his time at Riker's Island and viewpoints on his vexed language toward women within certain songs.
"If that's what you think about the music, if that's what you categorize it under then so be it," he said. "All those things made me who I am, and I am a very successful man. Please keep looking out for more."
Before the interview came to a close, Wayne cut his time short after he was asked about BLM, and said, "I ain't no fuc*ing politician."
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Lil Wayne broke down why he feels disconnected from Black Lives Matter in an interview with ABC’s Nightline Tuesday (Nov. 1). Although Tunechi has already spoken on the subject, he was again asked to address a movement that he doesn't exactly comprehend.
When asked to share his thoughts on BLM, the 34-year-old rapper drew a blank. “What is that, what do you mean?” he asked.
“It just sounds weird,” Wayne said of the actual term “Black Live Matter.”
“I don’t know that you put a name on it,” continued the New Orleans native. “It’s not a name it’s not whatever whatever, it’s somebody got shot by police for a f*cked up reason.”
Weezy also used himself as proof that America's race issues no longer exists.
"I am a young black rich motherf*cka’," he noted. "If that don’t let you know that America understands black lives matter these days, I don’t know what does."
To further prove his theory, the Young Money founder pointed out that the show’s camera man was white.
“That man white, he filming me, I’m a n*gga,” he explained adding again that he doesn’t understand BLM. “I don’t know what you mean man, don’t come at me with that dumb sh*t man. My life matter[s].”
As if it weren’t already obvious, Wayne reiterated that he doesn’t feel a connection to BLM.
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin' to do with me,” he said. “If you do, you crazy.”
Naturally, his comments sent Twitter into a debate.
I'm lost. Everybody mad at Lil Wayne for his interview...but when an rapper talks black empowerment in their raps..y'all don't like it
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) November 2, 2016
LMAO LIL WAYNE WENT FULL COON MODE IM CRYING
— King Shotty (@Shottyisms) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne is way too ignorant to be listed along with legendary rappers like Jay Z, Nas, Eminem & etc.
— Bdell (@Bdell1014) November 2, 2016
Lil Wayne didn't even know what BLM is....he don't be in touch with nothing that's going on. He should've just said nothing tbh
— The Megan (@MegYuup) November 2, 2016
To @Nightline & all other media outlets that would be so inclined. Lil Wayne is NOT a spokesperson for black ppl. Please stop w/the BLM ?'s
— IG/SC @TheKidSkoob (@TheKidSkoob) November 2, 2016
Take one look at Truk-Fit and tell me if you thought Lil Wayne really cared about Black people.
— Lil' Cory From SW (@CoryTownes) November 2, 2016