Lil Wayne Dismisses Black Lives Matter: ‘Don’t Come at Me With That Dumbass S—‘
Lil Wayne appeared on ABC's Nightline last night (Nov. 1) and quickly began trending on Twitter for saying he doesn't feel connected to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Reporter Lindsey Davis asked Wayne his thoughts on social-justice issues, and that's when everything went south, really quickly. Wayne was dismissive of the BLM movement, and appeared agitated when he was asked about racism and how it's affected him.
“What is it? What does it mean?” Wayne asked about the Black Lives Matter movement in a preview of the interview.
When asked if he felt connected to the movement, Wayne responded, "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---. Not the camera, you. 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.”
He went on to explain, “I’m a young black rich mother----er. If that don’t let you know that America understand."
Wayne, appearing agitated, then pointed to the camera and said, “That man white; he filmin’ me. I’m a n---. I don’t know what you mean, man, don’t come at me with that dumb ass s---, ma’am," he said, throwing his arms up. "My life matter.” Then, he looked into the camera, smiled, said, “Especially to my b---es,” and winked.
The interview was strange, to say the least, and in the end, Wayne finally had enough. In the full segment that aired on ABC, Wayne removed his mic and walked out of the interview early, saying, “I ain’t no f---in’ politician.”
This, of course, isn't the first time Wayne has shared similar sentiments about Black Lives Matter. In an interview with Shannon Sharpe an Skip Bayless on Fox Sports' Undisputed, he said there's no such thing as racism.
"That whole wave just went right by me, way too fast to even give an opinion, so I was just like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s what’s happening,'" he said of BLM in that interview, which again, caused him to become a trending topic. He later doubled-down on his belief that racism doesn't exist. Wayne's stance as of late is even more confusing given that back in August he had an entire crowd chanting “Black Lives Matter” at his annual Weezyana Fest in New Orleans.
“We are black America. Black lives matter. Clothes don’t matter. Cars don’t matter. Nothing else matters because black lives matter,” he told the crowd at the festival in August.
At any rate you can watch his interview above and see some mixed Twitter responses to his interview below.