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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.


  • heh heh heh….. I guess loosing sponsors teach these niggaz to show some respect.

    • shayleshay

      heh heh heh? what are you 5 years old?

      • if heh heh heh bothers you, then youve got too much time on ur hands.

      • Dwayne Nvo

        Heh heh heh

  • junj03

    If you watch the video you would know for sure it was not on purpose.

    • MrNoName2K

      i noticed that too fam..

      • Matt Swan

        I did watch the video, but when he looked down and saw it beneath him, he should’ve moved his monkey ass off of it.

  • Dead wrong

    Who is this guy? The old Dwayne Carter I know would have uploaded a video of himself pissing on the flag in response to the controversy. This post losing his endorsements Weezy is a respectful beyotch.

    Update: For the MrNoName2K type niggas: I”m being sarcastic.

    • MrNoName2K

      ehm sir…are a dumbass

  • Dante Rapper

    God giving talents? lol Wayne man..

  • Eli Pinilla

    So why not just edit it out???? Dnt think it was on purpose, but im sure they saw that and just left it as is. Like a subliminal message in a sense…he got called out on it and killed the noise before it blows up….

  • As a Cinematographer i can tell that it wasn’t going to be in the video…If You Put Thought Into Whats Going On Then You’d Realize That The Video That Went Up Was From and On Looker From a Side Angle, Not The Centered -Front…in The Centered Front of a Shot Like That It Would Be a Medium Close Up Shot….Meaning Stomach To Head Area…If He was Going To Stomp On The Flag It Would’ve Already Been On The Ground…You Can’t Let The Flag Go And Plan For It To Fall Under Someones Feet…What Was He Suppose To Do, Stop The Performance and Say “Hold Up I’m Stepping On The American Flag, and Even Though No One Can See It I Don’t Want To Disrespect The Country”:???…People Really Need To Stop Reaching So Much.

    • Opposite Of Everyone

      hold on, is there some kind of tool that allows you to start every word with a capital letter or have you physically/manually input a capital letter on the front of each word?? And if so, why?

      • Because That’s How I Choose To Type…Is There a Reason Why a Person Who’s Trying To Judge Someone On Punctuality Not Starting a Sentence With a Capital Letter At All?…Go Get On The Internet, Click Google Search and Go Find a Friend…Lame Ass Nigga

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        Relax homosapien, i’m just sayin; obviously no-one taught you to do that in school, so you must’ve made a conscious decision to start each word with a capital, despite the general conventions of English. Perhaps you feel it makes your texts look more important or something? It must take prolly around 25 per cent longer to do it like this so I’m just wondering if there’s some kind of spiritual payoff you get after going to such seemingly pointless lengths?

      • Guest

        And it’s ‘punctuation’ not ‘punctuality’ btw… You’ll figure it out in the end.

      • Personally I Can Give To Fucks Less…You Haven’t Figure That Out By Now?…With All That I Said It Amazes Me That You All’s Only Concern Is My Spelling…Get a Life

      • Dadon850

        And it’s two fvcks since you’re talking about a number. But carry on…..

      • RMfag

        Truthfully its unnecessary and hard to read. Just my boipussy opinion.

      • BeeBeeGun

        He types book titles for a living. Don’t Judge The Man.

    • RMfag

      Hopefully someone else writes your scripts. Jesus……

  • He should have done that with Emmit Till, but he gets props for trying to represent!

    • he should of stepped on emmit til? he basiclly has done that already.

  • Troll_E_G

    Real funny he steps on flag by accident and drops apology asap but disrespects Emit Till’s death on purpose and takes forever and a day to respond…….Crazy american people get up in arms about stepping on the flag but dont show the same devotion to the people getting stepped on daily

    • RMfag

      Same thing I thought as soon as I read the article. This country is a bish at times huh?

  • TruthSerum

    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.

    LOL, you’ve been rich since you were 14 dude any experience you have with the hood since is based on you choosing to be there. You and yours have been taken care of. I’ll listen to this story from somebody who’s had a rough life but not from you.

  • Mike Swiff

    What’s funny in this tweet is he thinks what he does is “perform” yo Who tha Fcuk are you entertaining? LMAO

    • Chris M. McDade

      I mean… That is what he does. He was performing, and he is an entertainer. What you mean?

    • BeeBeeGun

      Wait. . . what???

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        “nicca there’s somebody in this room”!

  • jd

    I really hate when they apologize. Takes away from it.

  • Dadon850

    Wayne found out White folks don’t like when you disrespect that flag. Lol…White folk get after Wayne about the flag and he apologize. Black folk get after him about disrespecting Emmitt Till, he acts arrogant and doesn’t apologize. That should tell you everything you need to know about that little dope fiend.

    • Abso-fukkin-lutely.

    • RMfag

      You’re partially right.
      The point you’re wrong about is that its not just Wayne, its black entertainers in general.

    • DJ7

      Say word….nigz still scared ol massa gon beat them for being bad

  • MUM-RA

    Lil dwayne is a booty popping ”DONKEY”.

    • RMfag

      I don’t see the issue.

  • why are people outraged about this? people should be outrage about other things that means something..flag was probably made in china anyway..

    • brotha_man

      yo say that but i bet if some stepped on a red rag the outrage would be 100 x whats being made of this

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  • AK

    wayne hasnt been in the hood since he was 15 get out here with that bullshit he knew what he was doing

    • Matt Swan

      Fo Sho. How is he going to say he didn’t know ish, where in the video snippet it clearly shows him stomping on it while he looks down at it. Gayne get your lies together and in sync with the video before you tweet some stuff out of your a$$. Damn skinny jean wearin porch monkey.

      • RMfag

        Are you black?

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  • Synista

    This ni99a ROSSin!!!

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  • brotha_man

    i guess thats why i fought in Iraq, so this brotha can exercise his right to step on the flag. but im willing to bet if someone stepped on a red rag he would have a fit…proabably even kill someone but what would life be without priorities.

    • Tommy Strong

      I thought you fought in Iraq to protect Americans, not protect a flag, maybe your priorities are mixed up as well.

      • Matt Swan

        The flag is America when we are deployed, so fighting for it is fighting for you.

      • brotha_man

        clearly the flag is a symbolism of America. Just as the red rag is an symbolism of Bloods, blue is crips, etc. The world is made up of symbols just depends on how u view them. Glass half empty type ish. just vist some of the Great monuments of this nation. particularly mont rushmore…u can view it for what it is or u can look outside the box.

        *class bell rings.* “thats enough for today class. Remember to read “Amercian Gospel: God, the founding fathers, and the making of a nation by Jon Meacham”

      • Tommy Strong

        Ok you better go to war with lil wayne then since he stomped on your flag you went to war to protect.

      • brotha_man

        waiting for the president to give the word, cant move unless he says so.

    • Aaron Davis

      I have respect for all the troops fighting oversees. But if we gon keep it 100 when it comes to corrupt politics (aka American gov’t) u fought in Iraq for oil. It was blood for oil cuz Saddam aint even have WMD’s. Bush completely lied about all that. Not trying to be disrespectful though to u guys that serve but this shit is only getting more and more corrupt

      • Doe Boy

        I be sayin that to niggaz respect the troops…but not the war…the war is bullshit..

      • Aaron Davis

        Amen. Most ppl hate that but it’s the honest truth. The last century of wars going back to even WW1 was started by lies & bullshit. Then they forced American men through the draft to go fight

      • Dead wrong

        Thank you sir. I hate a brother who’s a foot soldier in the white man’s conquest for natural resources… and proud of it. Have you any clue how much lithium will be lifted from Afghanistan? Billions. Lithium is up next(battery powered cars). I’m a vet by the way.

    • Sydewayz Soundz

      He ain’t killin’ nobody, he a studio gangsta….Real bloods don’t respect this nigga.

    • Dead wrong

      Nope, you fought in Iraq to help the white powers that be claim the rest of the earth’s natural resources. Congrats. Veteran here, fort hood 02′, 31F. Wake up and smell the new century style imperialism. Afghanistan has enough lithium to get your kid’s kid a battery powered vehicle.

  • Synista

    Soon he will apologize and try to do something to appease the HWOITE Man!

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