On Tuesday night, rapper Lil’ Wayne, 34, did not hold back when asked about his “thoughts” on the Black Lives Matter movement during an interview on ABC’s Nightline with Linsey Davis. Drawing ire from leftists and BLM members, the rapper said he did not feel connected to BLM and bashed the movement as unnecessary, pointing to his own success as an example that America already knows that black lives matter.
“What’s your thought on Black Lives Matter?” asked Davis.
“What is it? What do you mean?” answered the rapper. “That just sounds weird, I don’t know that you put a name on. It’s not a name…It’s not ‘whatever, whatever.’ It’s somebody got shot by police for a f***ed up reason.”
Wayne continued to bash the movement, highlighting his own successes as a black man in America to underscore his point that black lives already matter.
“I am a young black rich motherf***er, if that don’t let you know that America understand black mothe rf***ers matters these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white, he filmin’ me. I’m a n*****. I don’t know what you don’t come to me with that dumb sh*t ma’am,” he said.
Then he added a typical-Wayne line: “My life matters, especially to my b****es.”
Davis pushed the issue, asking the rapper if he feels at all “connected” to the movement he just bashed.
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. I’m connected to this mother f***ing flag right here,” stated Wayne.
Leftists were predictably triggered by Wayne’s dissenting view, posting nasty comments about the rapper, mostly regarding his blackness, which is apparently now tainted.
Wayne sparked similar outrage with his appearance on Fox Sports’ “Undisputed” last month, in which the rapper was pressed about Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and general race relations in America by Skip Bayless and former NFL star Shannon Sharpe.
The rapper simply said that he has “no opinion” on the 49ers’ protest. And to the seeming offense of Sharpe, the rapper, who is originally from New Orleans, said that he has “never” experienced racism; he also pointed to the racial mixture of his fans and audiences at his shows as evidence that racism is “over” in America. The rapper also praised a white officer who picked him up off the floor and saved his life when the musician accidently shot himself years ago.