The often controversial rapper was asked about the BLM movement when he appeared on ABC's 'Nightline' this week.
Following his insistence that there’s “no such thing” as racism in America, rapper Lil Wayne has once again stirred up controversy by distancing himself from the Black Lives Matter movement, saying it “ain’t got nothin’ to do with me”.
The multi-Grammy Award winner appeared on ABC’s ‘Nightline’ on Tuesday night (November 1st), and said that recent instances of brutality against black men by police should not be treated as a collective phenomenon.
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as s***… 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.”
Lil Wayne was asked about the BLM movement on ABC's Nightline
When asked whether he felt that young black men in America suffer from systemic racism, he replied: “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 mother*****r,” he continued. “If that don’t tell you that America understand black mother*****rs matter these days, I don’t know what is. My life matter. Especially to my bitches.”
Back in September, Wayne had incurred the wrath of several activists and onlookers when he claimed on Fox Sports that racism didn’t exist. Clarifying his statement a few days after that, he said that his life had been saved when he was 12 years old by a white police officer. “I don’t know what racism is… I have never witnessed racism.”
The new interview ended with Wayne removing his microphone and walking off the set, saying: “I ain’t no f*****’ politician.”