Lil Wayne has given a sit-down interview on ABC’s Nightline, during which he has shared some of his own thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The interview began simply enough, with Weezy talking about his controversial lyrics and image, noting that he felt like he was misunderstood by the public. Things got really interesting in the final two minutes, however, when the interviewer brought up the issue of racism. When asked what he thought about the Black Lives Matter movement he asked the reporter for clarification on what she meant before remarking that “It just sounds weird. I don’t know if you can put a name on it… it’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a fucked up reason.”
The interview then took a negative turn with the rapper seemingly disagreeing with the notion that awareness needed to be raised about the treatment of Afro-Americans; “I’m a young, black, rich motherfucker. If that don’t let you know that America understand that black motherfuckers matter then I don’t know what is… don’t come at me with that dumb shit ma’am… my life matter, especially to my bitches.”
When the reporter went to ask if he felt connected to the community, Wayne responded by stating that he didn’t “feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me. If you do, you crazy as shit.”
Wayne ended the interview by proclaiming that he was “no politician” and storming out, attempting a mic drop through his shirt in the process and revealing his swag via one hell of a cap back-flip. Watch the full interview below.
Wayne has since apologised via TMZ, claiming that the ABC’s questions about his daughter threw him off.
Wayne told TMZ that “When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labelled 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.”