More controversy from Weezy.
Lil Wayne has spoken out against Black Lives Matter, saying he “doesn’t feel connected” to the movement and referring to it as “dumb-ass shit”.
Speaking to ABC’s Nightline last night (November 1), when asked if he felt connected to Black Lives Matter, Wayne said: “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as shit.”
The rapper recently appeared on Solange’s A Seat At The Table, an album full of themes relating to the movement, but Wayne said he disagreed with the central idea that people need to be told that “black lives matter”.
“I am a young, black, rich motherfucker. If that don’t let you know that America understand that black motherfuckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is.”
He then pointed to the camera and said, “That man white, he filming me. I’m a nigga,” before throwing up his arms and adding: “I don’t know what you mean, man, don’t come at me with that dumb-ass shit, ma’am. My life matter.”
Lil Wayne says he doesn't feel connected to Black Lives Matter movement. Watch tonight on Nightline at 12:35am ET. pic.twitter.com/28eBGfpSja
— Nightline (@Nightline) November 2, 2016
Update, Nov 2: Lil Wayne has told TMZ that he blames the rant on questions about his daughter.
TMZ reached out to Lil Wayne for clarification on his anti-Black Lives Matter rant. “When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe, I got agitated. From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses,” he responded. “Apologies to anyone who was offended.”