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Lil Wayne wasn’t all that eager to apologize to the black community after disrespecting Emmett Till, but when white folks came a calling, Wayne was quick to respond.
Wayne was under fire for allegedly stepping on the American flag during a video shoot. But now, he’s coming right out to say that it was all a big misunderstanding and that he wasn’t trying to disrespect the flag after all. What a patriotic American.
It all began during the video shoot for his new song “God Bless Amerika.” This is where Wayne was accused of being blatantly disrespectful to the men and women who protect the country and all of the freedoms that it provides. But on a different note, some saw the song to be a strong protest to the slavery that is pushed on black people to this day through poverty and prisons. But of course Wayne doesn’t care much about that stuff, after all, it only serves to kill and destroy all the people in the neighborhoods he came from.
The reaction to Lil Wayne’s supposed disrespect of the flag was quick and angry. Viewers spoke out on Twitter saying they”lost respect” for the artist, while one MMA fighter claimed he “would do almost anything to fight Lil Wayne” as “desecrating the American flag is a sure way to piss [him] off.”
The 30-year-old rapper was prompted to comment on the incident, taking to his Twitter page to claim it wasn’t on purpose.
“I didn’t step on the flag on purpose! It’s a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it’s just there as I perform,” he tweeted.
Flag-stomping music video aside, the lyrics to the single are already controversial in their own right. The track has Weezy rapping, “God bless America / This old godless America… Damn, military minded, lost and can’t find it / The stars on the flag are never shining.”