Lil Wayne’s thoughts on social issues has landed him in hot water once again.
During a recent interview with ABC’s “Nightline,” the rapper was asked about the Black Lives Matter movement to which he replied, “What is it? What do you mean? That just sounds weird.” After being told what it was, Weezy said a movement such as that doesn’t need a name.
When asked if he felt any connection to the cause, Lil Wayne said he did not because it has nothing to do with him. “If you [feel connected], you crazy as s---. You. Not the camera. You. Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothing to do with you? If it ain’t got nothing to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.”
The rapper’s comments quickly led to backlash on Twitter, with many users calling him out and asking for him to stop reacting to issues affecting society.
In a September interview with Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed,” the rapper said racism has never affected his life. “I have never, and never is a strong word, never dealt with racism, and I’m glad I didn’t have to. I don’t know if it’s because of my blessings but it is my reality,” he said.
Lil Wayne’s most recent comments are different from his statements at an August concert where he led a “Black Lives Matter” chant and told the crowd, “We are black America… Black lives matter!”