AFRICANGLOBE – Lil Wayne has had a turbulent life. He’s been rich and famous since he was a literal child, and he’s been battling his own demons for years. He’s not necessarily the person to ask if you’re looking for a nuanced political opinion. But it was still sad to see a noticeably out-of-it Wayne dismissing the entire idea of the Black Lives Matter movement and acting like he’d never even heard of it.
Last night, Nightline aired an interview with Wayne that he’d done to promote his new prison memoir Gone ‘Til November. Elaborating on a recent Fox Sports 1 appearance in which Wayne appeared to say that there was no such thing as racism, Wayne had this to say about Black Lives Matter: “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 fucked up reason… I am a young Black rich motherf*cker. If that don’t let you know that America understand Black motherf*ckers 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 ass sh*t, ma’am. My life matter. Especially to my bitches.” And then he looked up and winked at the camera.
Wayne also ended the interview early, storming out and saying, “I ain’t no f*cking politician.” About that much, at least, he is entirely correct. You can watch the full segment here.
By: Tom Breihan
Here’s the bit where he talked about Black Lives Matter: