Lil Wayne may have had a serious lapse of judgment last month.
During an interview with Fox Sports’ Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, when asked about a show in suburban New York where most of the crowd was white—the rapper said it was a “perfect example” of racism not existing. In a nutshell, he said his crowds have “always been everybody.”
Still, like any other racially charged comment, Wayne’s two cents weren’t taken lightly by the masses. After all, it’s safe to say that racism is still very much a thing. In efforts to perhaps redeem himself, in a new interview with the Associated Press, he cleared things up a bit. His reasoning for his belief in a world that doesn’t see color stems from the time he accidentally shot himself in the chest, and a white cop saved his life.
“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though,” he said.
Wayne remembers he was on the floor when the cops barged in stepping all over him searching for drugs and guns, instead of coming to his aide. One white cop in particular, stopped and yelled at the others for not helping him. “He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me,” Carter recalled.
The cop even stayed with him in the hospital until the doctor said he was going to make it. However, Wayne did acknowledge that he was wrong, and is aware that racism still does exist. Yet while at his shows he claims he sees “all colors.”
“I’m blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing, I have never witnessed racism,” he concluded.
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