Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is letting the world know he can still salute the flag even if he may have stomped onto it in the upcoming “God Bless Amerika” music video.
Even though Weezy F. Baby caught backlash over the clip, he is going forward with its pending full-length release with a new teaser.
Lil Wayne shows his stars and stripes in the video for “God Bless Amerika,” a cut off his album I Am Not a Human Being II. The Eif Rivera-directed clip was shot in his hometown of New Orleans last month. Weezy sports a “Jesus Saves, I Spend” tank top and Trukfit hat as he performs in front of an American flag on the streets of Hollygrove. (Rap-Up)
Around mid-June, Weezy F. Baby said the whole flag-stomping incident was a misunderstanding.
“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,” Wayne tweeted Tuesday (June 18). (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Details of the eye-catching footage and its context surfaced online June 17.
Lil Wayne trampled the American flag over the weekend … and there’s footage. Weezy performed the stunt while shooting his new music video for “God Bless Amerika” in New Orleans. During the shoot, Wayne begins rapping in front of a giant American flag … which is released to the ground. After it’s on the floor, Wayne continues to rap … while stepping all over the stars and stripes. The lyrics to Wayne’s song are just as controversial … “My country ’tis of thee / Sweet land of kill ’em all and let ’em die / God bless Amerika / This ole’ godless Amerika.” (TMZ)
Last month, Atlanta’s DJ Drama broke the news of Wayne working on a Dedication 5 mixtape.
“Yup. D5. Tunechi. Dram. YM. Stay tuned. But pleaaaase…. b patient.,” he tweeted June 10th. (DJ Drama’s Twitter)
Check out the music video’s teaser: