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Lil Wayne on George Floyd

Celebrities are speaking out on the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police earlier this week.

While most public figures have condemned the killing of the 46-year-old Black man, Lil Wayne shared an alternative point of view on the issue, seeking to place more onus on the Black community to do more.

Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to vocalize his thoughts on the recent killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis and is calling for people to hold themselves accountable for the actions they’re taking regarding the fight against police brutality.

During an Instagram Live conversation with Fat Joe on Thursday (May 28), Weezy F. Baby spoke on Floyd’s death and the killings of other innocent Black citizens. “I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific,” he told Joe. “…And what I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge.”

The New Orleans native suggested that law enforcement should not be the focal point when placing blame. “We have to actually get into who that person is,” Wayne continued. “And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”

Lil Wayne later explained his decision to not speak publicly on social injustices, questioning what he would be able to do to directly aid those impacted by these incidents. “What else am I gonna do after that?” he asked. “Some people put a tweet out and they think they did something. Some people wear a shirt and they think they did something. What you gonna do after that? Did you actually help the person? Did you actually help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something? So, if I ain’t about to do all that, then I ain’t about to do nothing. I’ll pray for ya.”

Tunechi also honed in on the importance of being informed about these issues, rather than supporting causes without being knowledgeable of the proper information. “It’s actually learning about it,” he explained. “What we need to do is we need to learn about it more. If we wanna scream about something, know what we’re screaming about. If we wanna protest about something, know what we’re protesting about. Because if we wanna get into it, there’s a bunch of facts that we think we know that we don’t know…We scream about things that, sometimes, they really ain’t true.”

Weezy has joined a host of rappers who have spoken out on social injustices and police brutality as of late. T.I., Cardi B, Diddy, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and more have used their platforms to demand justice for unarmed Black women and men, like George Floyd, who have been killed by police.

Weezy’s answer evidently didn’t sit well with Twitter and the multiplatinum-selling rapper was promptly roasted.

Several people 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 Chicks.

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26 Comments

  1. Reply

    They should speak up more

  2. Reply

    More artistes should join in.

  3. Reply

    More people should join

  4. Profile photo ofKreator

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    word

  5. Reply

    Nice info

  6. Profile photo ofItz Kvng Twitch

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    Rip.George floyd

  7. Reply

    Cool piece

  8. Reply

    Ok

  9. Reply

    This is really good to know

  10. Reply

    Very sad story

  11. Reply

    Rip to the dead

  12. Reply

    Hmm

  13. Reply

    Sad

  14. Reply

    Impressive

  15. Reply

    Thank God pple are speaking out

  16. Reply

    Very sad

  17. Reply

    Seriously I don’t even understand lil waybe

  18. Reply

    Okay

  19. Reply

    Justice for the young man

  20. Reply

    Good article

  21. Profile photo ofSommycruz

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    More attention

  22. Reply

    i agree with you man

  23. Reply

    Yes, more awareness

  24. Reply

    Thanks for this update

  25. Reply

    Good to know

  26. Reply

    Nice

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