Lil Wayne Talks ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie & Rodney King Beating Verdict (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne stopped by ESPN2’s First Take to discuss the latest topics in the world of sports. The Young Money rapper also spoke about the record-breaking N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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“The movie was amazing. I was a huge N.W.A fan,” said Wayne. “I walked away from the movie feeling like I never rapped a word in my life. I was just a fan.”

Weezy went on to add that their were certain moments in the film that felt very real too him. When co-host Stephen A. Smith asked him which particular scene stood out as authentic, the New Orleans born rapper mentioned the section that focused on the 1991 beating of Rodney King by LAPD officers. The incident was caught on videotape.

“When Eazy-E was sitting next to his woman and he was watching the verdict for the cops, he cried,” Wayne pointed out. “That’s something that’s so specific that I’m not going to tell them, ‘ Hey, make sure I cry when the cops get a verdict.’ I believe that had to happen.”

He continued, “If you would have ask me, ‘Do you think Eazy-E cares about the verdict?’ I would have said, ‘No, I don’t think he knows what the verdict is.'”

Wayne also admitted he cried when he found out the four officers charged with use of excessive force were not found guilty by a jury. The surprising verdict sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Lil Wayne’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” is streaming live this Friday (August 28) exclusively on Tidal.

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Watch Lil Wayne’s interview below.