The Lil Wayne Black Lives Matter interview by ABC gave audiences an idea of how much the rapper knows about the movement.
The interview went viral online and had people question if the movement even mattered at all to the rapper. Lil Wayne was interviewed by Lindsey Davis during ABC’s Nightline segment. At first, the former Young Money rapper answered the questions being asked in a proper way. Then when Davis asked a question regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, things got a little awry.
Initially, Lil Wayne sounded clueless about the Black Lives Matter movement saying that it sounds “weird.” “I didn’t know you put a label on it,” the rapper added.
Lil Wayne didn’t understand the whole point of the movement. Since, according to him, he’s a fortunate and rich black man and his life matters. The Louisiana rapper did not feel that he’s connected with anything that has nothing to do with him. “Lil Weezy” also mentioned that only his four kids mattered the most to him. The Lil Wayne Black Lives Matter interview ended with the rapper exclaiming that he’s “not a politician.” In a sense that he doesn’t need to answer these types of questions.
A report by Los Angeles Times cited that although Lil Wayne is aware that racism exists, he never experienced it personally. So what did we all learn from the Lil Wayne Black Lives Matter interview? Maybe it’s just that the rapper shouldn’t be asked questions that are just not relevant to what he does. Lil Wayne is a musician and has been in the entertainment industry for a long time. So some questions that aren’t really relevant to his career might result in messy situations in interviews.
But maybe the Lil Wayne Black Lives Matter interview had to happen. Not to raise more awareness to the movement but as an example of what’s relevant and what’s not in a person’s life. After all, the rapper might have been going through some stress leading up to the interview. The New Orleans rapper did have a previous seizure incident as well as going through some personal issues. Maybe next time a question about the Black Lives Matter movement gets thrown, it would be to someone who has something to do with it.
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