We’re not sure why folks keep asking Lil Wayne his opinion on Black Lives Matters issues, but here we are. Weezy appeared on an episode of Fat Joe’s Instagram Live show on Thursday night (May 28) where he was asked about the police killing of George Floyd.
His Message For The Black Community
When Joe asked what he thought about the cop “stepping on his neck and all of that,” Wayne replied, “I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. We have to get so specific.
Lil Wayne speaks on the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd, he says we should blame ourselves for it
— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) May 29, 2020
“What I mean by that, we have to stop viewing it from such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody of a certain race, everybody with a badge. We have to actually get into who that person is. If we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”
His Issue With The Black Lives Matters Movement
Wayne went on to explain why he doesn’t get involved in political issues and flatly stated he’d rather do nothing than simply fire off a tweet or wear a shirt with a hashtag.
“The reason people always ask me like, ‘Why you don’t say this? Why you don’t do that?’ is because what else am I going to do after that?” he continued. “Some people put out a tweet and think they did something. Some people wear a shirt and think they did something. Whatcha gonna do after that?
“Did you actually help the person? Did you help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something? If ain’t about to do all that, then I ain’t about to do nothing. I pray for you.”
Fat Joe also asked Wayne if he thinks the follow-up is better than just wearing a t-shirt. Wayne replied that he ultimately thinks people need to educate themselves on all the facts before rioting and protesting and make sure they fully understand what’s going on.
Twitter Doesn’t Agree
Weezy’s answer didn’t sit well with Twitter however. People were equal parts annoyed and also not surprised. Several folks reminded Twitter of his controversial 2016 interview with Nightline where he got noticeably agitated when asked about the Black Lives Matter and said, “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me.” He later added, “My life matter … especially to my bitches.”
Can y’all stop asking Lil Wayne Crackhead ass about politics. That nigga don’t do shit for his city unless it’s making him money. WE BEEN KNEW he wasn’t on our side
— Cam RaShod (@CamRashod) May 29, 2020
— PHoxy Grandpa 🧢 (@_Petty_Wap_) May 29, 2020
Lil Wayne holding on to that one white officer saving his life just like he holding on to them 5 dreads in his head… let it go Wayne!
— Dorionne (Doh-Ree-Ahn) (@Dori_the_Queen) May 29, 2020
lil wayne said “i beat that pussy up jus like emmitt till” he is the LAST nigga ima ask a question about racial/social injustice
— 💰 (@_TonyHilfiger) May 29, 2020
Lil Wayne brain is slush from lean and seizures. Don’t listen to him.
— QuaranTasha (@SatoshaGurl) May 29, 2020
Some celebrities are dumb as fuck. Y’all are just stupid as shit. Really. From lil Wayne to Shameik etc. Waste of neurons. So instead of opening up your mouth, open your fucking purse & shut the fuck up. We don’t need y’all to say shit, the real thinkers will sort it out.
— ΛDRIΛN (@AdrianXpression) May 29, 2020
Has He Learned From Nightline Controversy?
For the record we think Wayne’s closing remarks actually made some sense, though he still seems a bit naive when it comes to systematic racism and police brutality. Overall however he appears far less ignorant about BLM issues than he did in 2016.
We also interviewed him on the same day as Nightline back in 2016 and recall he was extremely agitated and moody after a long day of press. Still we got vastly different answers to our questions and ended up having a pretty fun interview. Check it out below.