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In an interview Tuesday with ABC’s “Nightline,” rapper Lil Wayne said that he doesn’t fell connected to the Black Lives Matter movement, which formed in recent years due to protests over police force being used on black people.
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” Lil Wayne said.
When reporter Lindsey Davis asked for Lil Wayne’s opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement, Wayne said that he was not familiar with it.
“What is it? What do you mean?” Wayne said. “It 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 police and for a f***ed up reason.”
Lil Wayne then added that his riches and fame are proof that black peoples lives do matter.
“I’m a young, black, rich mother****er. If that don’t let you know that America understand black ****** ******* matter these days, I don’t know what it is,” Wayne said.
The comments were later met with backlash on social media.
This is not the first time Lil Wayne has made comments about racism. In September, Lil Wayne appeared on the Fox Sports show “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” and said, “I have never dealt with racism.”