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.”

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

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.

Share this post

Related Articles


Black NYPD Officer In Trouble For Tweeting “#BlackLivesMatter”


Birdman Responds to Allegations on New Rick Ross Album


Birdman Reportedly Not Including Lil Wayne in Cash Money Reunion Tour Plans


Lil Wayne’s Tweets Were Not About Retiring Says Former Young Money Operations Manager


Lil Wayne Says He’s “Mentally Defeated,” Hints at Possible Retirement


FBI: White Supremacists Have Infiltrated Law Enforcement


Latest News

john witherspoon says ice cube's confirmed a new 'friday' Film

It Looks Like a Fourth ‘Friday’ Movie With Ice Cube…

John Witherspoon says he just got word from Cube that it’s time to go
Comments News

We Don’t Disagree–Iggy Azalea Can’t Rap (Or Twerk)

Never read the comments
frank ocean drops new song, "lens v2," featuring travis scott Music

Frank Ocean Teams With Travis Scott For New Song, “Lens…

He also premiered a solo version of the track on the 4th episode of Blonded Radio
kendrick shares mom's epic response to 'damn.' News

Kendrick Lamar Shares His Mom’s Epic Response to ‘DAMN.’

Your daddy said you look stressed out… I said n***a that’s the point”
obama back univ chicago trump News

Obama Back

The former POTUS will speak publicly for the first time since leaving office next week.
dram juicy j asap rocky gilligan News

D.R.A.M. Taps Juicy J, A$AP Rocky for New Single, “Gilligan”

The potent trio is gone off the shits. Again, apparently.
Young Thug's music video for "All The Time" Music

Watch and Listen to Young Thug’s New Single “All The…

So Tampax, when are you going to cut that check?
tyga fucked up News

Tyga Fucked Up

Did TMZ catch the rapper creepin'?

‘True Conviction’ Doc Shows A New Kind Of Freedom Fighters

A personal fight against wrongful convictions

Kendrick Lamar Breaks His No Interview Policy

"Are you the greatest rapper alive?"
Young Thug is set to release a new project tonight called, All The Time. It's unclear what it is though. Music

Some New Young Thug Might Drop Tonight

Jeffery on deck. Hashtag that.
kendrick lamar no new music News

Kendrick Lamar Breaks Everyone’s Heart to Cap Off the Week

Of potential new music, Kendrick says, “None is coming."
bones-cover-art Music

New Music From: The JuJu, Bones, Dua Lipa & More

The Listening Room (April 21, 2017)
Government shutdown News

If Trump Doesn’t Get His Wall, We Might Get a…

Today's edition of The Daily Blunt
Quelle Chris Buddies Music

Kendrick, Paramore, Quelle Chris and the Week’s Best Music Videos

Don't believe us, just watch!
kendrick lamar lebron james damn. News

Forget the Pacers, LeBron James Wants to Talk Kendrick Lamar

After engineering an absurd playoff comeback, Bron gave a brief Kung Fu Kenny speech to reporters.