Lil Wayne failed harder than he has since Tha Carter IV this week when he aggressively dismissed Black Lives Matter on Nightline. "Don’t come at me with that dumb ass shit, ma’am," he told correspondent Linsey Davis. "My life matter. Especially to my bitches." Followed by a kissy sound and a wink for the camera.
Weezy's stance swivels arounds the fact that he's "a young, black, rich motherfucker" and that "if that don’t let you know that America understand black motherfuckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is." He also doesn't "feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothin' to do with me."
Doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything session not long after the video hit the internet, 23-year-old Chicago rapper Vic Mensa took his O.G. to task. Asked "What's your opinion on the prominent, black celebrities that are anti-Black Lives Matter and feel as though it's not their problem? (Mostly brought on by Lil Wayne's interview)," Mensa replied:
"i think it's a very ignorant, selfish & isolated position to take. because even someone as big as wayne is just a black man minus all of his ice and fame, and can be treated the same way."
Mensa's AMA was timed with his "16 Shots" video, which "was inspired by the tragic shooting of Laquan McDonald but it still rings true with every death that comes at the hands of police brutality."
Lil Wayne told TMZ he intentionally bricked the interview after Davis asked Weezy if he'd tolerate his daughter being referred to by words like bitch and ho, words he says "made me who I am." He also offered "apologies to anyone who was offended."