Earlier today everyone’s social media timelines were flooded with comments and clips of Lil Wayne. The New Orleans rapper recently interviewed with ABC Nightline and things got a little weird. During the interview, Lil Wayne was asked what he thought of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Tunechi stated that he didn’t feel any connection to the movement.
“What is it? What do you mean? 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 f*cked up reason.”
Wayne went on to say,
“I am a young, Black rich motherf*cker If that don’t let you know that America understands Black motherf*ckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white, he filmin’ me. I’m a n*gga. I don’t know what you mean, man. Don’t come at me with that dumb sh*t, man. My life matter. Especially to my b*tches.”
The interviewer tried to dig a little deeper and asked Lil Wayne directly if he felt any type of connection to the “Black Lives Matter” movement and Wayne responded with,
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as sh*t. You. Not the camera. You. Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothing to do with you? If it ain’t got nothing to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.”
Now, it appears that Wayne has had time to reflect on his actions and has had somewhat of a change of heart.
Lil Wayne Issues An Apology
Wayne told TMZ that he had become agitated by being asked questions about his daughter which triggered his insensitive comments.
“When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe, I got agitated. From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses.”
Wayne then offered an apology to all he may have offended.
“Apologies to anyone who was offended.”
If you haven’t seen the interview in question, you can check it out below.