Lil Wayne on #BlackLivesMatter Movement: “Don’t Come At Me With That Dumb Shit”

UPDATE: In a statement to TMZ, Lil Wayne apologized for his statements about #BlackLivesMatter: “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. Apologies to anyone who was offended.”

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Lil Wayne had been asked for his opinion on America’s racial divide and #BlackLivesMatter prior to last night’s Nightline interview, and his answer wasn’t pleasing to the black community. Last night’s segment will do nothing to change that.

Last night’s interview, framed around the promotion and release of Wayne’s memoir, Gone Til November, ended with a discussion on Wayne’s previous comments and current opinion on #BlackLivesMatter. The exchange went exactly like this.

Interviewer: What’s your thought on Black Lives Matter?

Wayne: What is that? What do you mean?

Interviewer: The idea that there’s this movement called #BlackLivesMatter, thinking that the rest of America didn’t seem to understand that, that black lives matter.

Wayne: It just sounds weird, I don’t know that you can put a name on it. It’s not a name, it’s not ‘whatever whatever.’ It’s ‘somebody got shot by the police for a fucked up reason.’

I am a young, black, rich motherfucker. If that don’t tell you that America understands that black lives matter these days, I don’t know what it is. Don’t come at me with that dumb shit, man.

My life matter. Especially to my b*tches.

In the rest of the interview clip, which you can watch above, Wayne can be heard claiming that he doesn’t “feel connected” to #BLM because it doesn’t have anything to do with him. He then flipped the script, singled out the interviewer, and declared that she was “crazy” if she felt connected to things that had nothing to do with her. Seconds later, Wayne produced the red flag he’d apparently been sitting on, draped it over his leg, and declared, “I’m connected to this flag right here, that’s what I feel connected to. I’m a gang-banger.”

Then, the interview was over.

Undoubtedly, this will be one of the most talked about topics of the day. It’s already trending at a blitzkrieg pace on Twitter, and if you listen closely, you can hear keyboards at the offices of the best color-commentary sites around banging away mercilessly. In the concurrent discussions that are sure to happen today, this writer’s hope is that the fact that Lil Wayne appears to be in dire need of help–mental, spiritual and emotional healing–is not overlooked. Wayne has been rich since before he could buy an R-rated movie ticket, and he’s admitted that his duty hasn’t been to himself since. It’s time for Wayne, and those around him, to focus on him before it’s too late.

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