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Lil Wayne: “[The hood was] The Only America I Knew”, Addresses Stomping American Flag

(AllHipHop News)  Lil Wayne caused a stir when images surfaced of Lil Wayne stepping on the America flag at a recent video shoot for his song “God Bless Amerika”

The Young Money CEO took to social media to do some much needed damage control and attests that he was not stomping on the American flag but instead participating in a camera trick:

It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled “God Bless Amerika”. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground.

While Wayne admits to not disrespecting the American flag he also elucidates on the deeper social context of the scene in which the controversial flag stomping incident occurred:

In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up. I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance. That’s their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That’s who I’m speaking for in this song.

 

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