Lil Wayne made news last month after he told Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” that there was “no such thing as racism” because his concert had a lot of white fans. When probed on his comment, the Grammy-winning rapper told an anecdote about when he was 12 years old and accidentally shot himself in the chest.
He claimed that when police broke down the door, all but one stepped over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and berated the others for leaving him.
“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though,” he told the AP.
“He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me.”
Wayne addresses shooting himself in 3 Peat off the Carter III: “2 more inches, I’d have been in that casket. According to the doctor, I could have died in traffic.”
The 34-year-old New Orleans rapper is making headlines again after his blissful aloofness regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.
When interviewer Linsey Davis asked him what his opinion was on the movement, Lil Wayne initially claimed he didn’t know what it was:
Davis: What’s your thought on Black Lives Matter?
Lil Wayne: What is it? What do you mean?
After a brief explanation, Lil Wayne cited his personal wealth and success to discredit BLM.
Davis: The idea that there’s this movement called Black Lives Matter thinking that the rest of America didn’t understand that—that black lives matter.
Lil Wayne: 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 fucked up reason… I am a young black rich motherfucker. If that don’t let you know that America understand that matter these days, I don’t know what it is. [Points at cameraman] That man white, he’s filming me: I’m a nigga. I don’t know what you mean, man. Don’t come at me with with that dumb ass shit, ma’am. My life matter. [Looks at camera] Especially to my bitches.
Davis: Do you feel, though, connected to…
Lil Wayne: I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as shit. You. Not the camera, you. Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothing to do with you. If it ain’t got nothin’ to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.
Watch it below. Dude is purple dranked up.
[h/t Death and Taxes]