Wayne Apologizes for Black Lives Matter Comment

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FILE: Rapper Lil Wayne performs in concert during “The Dedication Tour 2016” at The Sands Event Center on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Bethlehem, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Lil Wayne performs during Hot 97's "Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot For The Holidays" at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The rapper walked out of an interview broadcast on ABC News' "Nightline" broadcast on Nov. 1, 2016, amid questions about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Lil Wayne performs during Hot 97’s “Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot For The Holidays” at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The rapper walked out of an interview broadcast on ABC News’ “Nightline” broadcast on Nov. 1, 2016, amid questions about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

Lil Wayne apologized for his comment made during his interview with Dateline this week, telling the reporter that the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement didn’t matter to him because he is young, black, and rich.

Lil Wayne’s  statement lead to a firestorm of comments condemning the rapper including fellow rapper T.I.  He posted his thoughts on Instagram:

@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I’m at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I’ve known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae’ spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don’t know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You’re disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don’t stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don’t mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what’s going on around US!!! I’m always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin’ you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it’s not as bad as BLM making it seem & you’re not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That’s what would be considered “Uncle Tom Shit”…. I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I’ve been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can’t do it for themselves…So be it. If you’re not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who’s been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you’re part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It’s #USorELSE out here

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Lil Wayne has since apologized for offending anyone, telling 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.”

The rapper added,

“Apologies to anyone who was offended.”

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