Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has kept it 100 on his now-infamous criticism toward the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hours after backlash mounted up, Wayne issued a statement about what sparked his head-scratching words.
Wayne tells TMZ … “When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe, I got agitated. From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses.” Wayne told us, “Apologies to anyone who was offended.” (TMZ)
The rapper initially went to Twitter with a possible reference to the drama.
Early Wednesday (November 2) a new Lil Wayne interview went viral with him talking about his distanced feelings toward Black Lives Matter.
“What is it? What do you mean? That just sounds weird. I don’t know, that you put a name on it – it’s not a name, it’s not, ‘whatever whatever.’ It’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a f*cked up reason,” Wayne explained in an interview when asked about Black Lives Matter. “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as sh*t. You. Not the camera. You. Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothing to do with you? If it ain’t got nothing to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.” (“Nightline”)
Lil Wayne says he doesn't feel connected to Black Lives Matter movement. Watch tonight on Nightline at 12:35am ET. pic.twitter.com/28eBGfpSja
— Nightline (@Nightline) November 2, 2016
Since the comments went viral, footage has surfaced of Wayne promoting Black Lives Matter.