Lil Wayne on Black Lives Matter
"I don't feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothin' to do with me," the rapper told ABC News Lil Wayne is at it again. The popular rapper has weighed in on race in America, and his comments have left many black people shaking their heads in dismay.
In a new interview with “Nightline” that aired Tuesday night, Wayne sat down to talk about his music, his success, and his feelings about race in America. In a preview clip shared by Nightline ahead of the episode, Wayne said that he doesn’t feel “connected” to the Black Lives Matter movement. “What is it? What do you mean? That just sounds weird,” Wayne replied when asked about the anti-police brutality movement.
“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 fucked up reason.”
He added: “I am a young, black rich motherfucker. If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherfuckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white, he filmin’ me. I’m a nigga. I don’t know what you mean, man. Don’t come at me with that dumb shit, man. My life matter. Especially to my bitches.”
At the end of the clip, Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to the Black Lives Matter movement because “it ain’t got nothing to do with me.”
After Nightline shared the excerpt from the full interview on Tuesday night, black people on Twitter expressed their disbelief and disappointment: