On Tuesday, ABC premiered a clip from a “Nightline” interview with Lil Wayne making controversial statements about the Black Lives Matter movement.
When asked if he felt any connection to Black Lives Matter, 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.”
Following the release of the clip, the rapper faced blacklash on social media with many condemning him for his comments and asking that media outlets stop interviewing him about social issues. Now, Weezy has apologized for his comments and blamed it on the questions he was being asked.
“When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a b---- and a hoe, I got agitated,” Lil Wayne told TMZ. “From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses. Apologies to anyone who was offended.”
On Twitter, many users were not accepting of the rapper’s apology, with some calling it watered-down and half-hearted. “Lil Wayne with a classic DC-esque non-apology apology,” wrote one user.
After the “Nightline” clip was released, Lil Wayne took to Twitter and tweeted, “Is intelligence always misunderstood?” It’s also not the rapper’s first time making controversial comments about racism.
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.”