Rapper Lil Wayne is making some waves in the black community today after an interview that aired on Tuesday night’s episode of Nightline, where he was heard dismissively calling the Black Lives Matter movement “dumb a** sh**.”
In an interesting and wide ranging interview Lil Wayne was true only to himself and the whole interview is well-worth listening to. But the money moment in the interview came when Lil Wayne was asked about some previous comments that he made arguing that racism in America really doesn’t exist. Lil Wayne’s proof? So many of his fans are white. The reporter then asked him about Black Lives Matter, which is when he really offended the liberal race baiters…
Of Black Lives Matter:
“It just sounds weird, I don’t know that you put a name on it… It’s somebody got shot by the police for a fu**ed up reason…
I am a young, black, rich motherfu**er. If that don’t let you know that America understands “black lives matter” these days, I don’t know what it is! Don’t come at me with that dumb sh** ma’am. My life matters, especially to my bit**es.”
Do you feel connected to Black Lives Matter?
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me. If you do, you crazy. I’m connected to this flag right here (pulling out a red bandana). I’m a gangbanger ma’am. I’m connected…
I ain’t no fu**ing politician…”
After the obligatory social media firestorm, Lil Wayne responded disinterestedly:
Is intelligence always misunderstood?
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) November 2, 2016
Look, I’m no fan of Lil Wayne or his music. I also dislike his constant use of foul language and the perverse rhetoric in his music and conversation. However, on the idea of racism in America and Black Lives Matter… he’s not wrong.
Racism still exists in America, and it should be rooted out, however, it is not nearly the problem that the leftist race-baiters claim that it is. The vast majority of white Americans do not believe themselves to be better, safer, wiser, more intelligent, or superior in any way to their black neighbors. The vast majority of white Americans believe that the law, the government, the culture, and society should place every person on equal footing – no matter their race, creed, color, faith, or income. Moreover, the Black Lives Matter movement is the fool’s errand that Lil Wayne describes it to be. Anyone who feels connected to it is “crazy” because the movement’s leaders don’t care a wit about their followers, or the black community. If they did they would set up camp in Chicago, fighting for a way to end the orgy of violence that city has been suffering under the last few years. Instead, the BLM movement moves from small community to small community seeking for new communities to devour and new politicians to blackmail.
This one time, Lil Wayne is right on the money.