Lil Wayne On Black Lives Matter: I Don't Care, I Care What's Going On With Me
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne caught some backlash for his appearance on FS1's Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,becausethe rap superstar stated he never experienced racism.
The comment was part of a conversation about Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest, the Black Lives Matter movement, and race relations in America.
Wayne further elaborated on the topic of Black Lives Matter during an interview with the New York Times.
The Young Money leader said:
I believe there’s a bunch of different types of artists and musicians. To even notice what’s going out there — I’m trying to make these words stop popping up in my head, I’m trying to make them rhyme. I’ve got all kind of color lives mattering up in here — green, all kinds of stuff mattering. I’m trying to make sense of what’s on in this world up in here [points to head].
Wayne later added:
I was on a sports show recently, and I was asked a question like that about black lives or whatever. When we got off the air, [the host] Shannon Sharpe said: “I really want to commend you for answering like that, because you didn’t make something up just to make yourself one of us. And to make yourself a victim.” I’m not that. And honestly, I don’t care. I care what’s going on with me and my kids and my world and my mom and who’s going to pay this next bill. That’s what matters to me.