Last night, ABC show ‘Nightline’ released the trailer for their upcoming interview with rapper Lil’ Wayne, and the comments that the star made in the short clip have already sparked outrage online.
Discussing the political movement of ‘Black Lives Matter’ – a cause which has picked up pace in the US in recent months following the tragic, unprovoked deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of the police, Weezy admitted that he didn’t feel connected to the movement.
Initially, Wayne kicked off by saying that it felt a bit odd to give fatal police encounters a catchy name, ranting: “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***** up reason.”
However, he went on to add that he wasn’t involved in the movement – implying that it is because he is a “rich” black man.
He continued: “I don’t feel connected to a d*** thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as s***. Not the camera, you.
“Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothin’ to do with you? If it ain’t got nothin’ to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.
“I am a young black rich motherf*****. If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherf*****s matter these days, I don’t know what it is.
“I don’t know what you mean, man, don’t come at me with that dumb a** s***, ma’am. My life matter – especially to my b**ches.”
Needless to say, the star’s comments did not go down well with his followers, who took to Twitter to call Wayne out on his comments:
Back in September, Wayne sparked similar outrage when he said that there is “no such thing as racism” because he has a lot of white fans.