Lil Wayne Dismisses Black Lives Matter: ‘I Don’t Feel Connected to It’

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Lil Wayne is distancing himself from the Black Lives Matter movement.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)

Asked about his thoughts regarding Black Lives Matter during an interview on “Nightline” Tuesday, the rapper responded to the reporter, “What is it? What do you mean?”

“It just sounds weird,” he said. “I don’t know — to put a name on it. It’s not a name. It’s not whatever, whatever. It’s somebody got shot by police for a fucked up reason.”


“I am a young black rich man,” he continued. “If that don’t let you know that America understand black lives motherfuckering matter these days, I don’t know what it is. Don’t come at me with that dumb shit, ma’am. My life matter, especially to my bitches.”

“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as shit,” Wayne added as he took a red cloth out of his pocket. “I’m connected to this flag right fucking here, because I’m connected. I’m a gangbanger now.”

He later walked out of the interview while saying, “I ain’t no fucking politician.”


Wayne received backlash earlier this year when he said he had never experienced racism. (RELATED: Lil Wayne: I Have Never Experienced Racism)

“God knows I have been nothing but blessed,” he told Skip Bayless. “These 33 years have been nothing but a blessing. I have never — and never is a strong word — never dealt with racism.”

“And I’m glad I didn’t have to, and I don’t know if it’s because of my blessings, but it is my reality. So I have would have to say I thought it was over. I still believe it’s over. But obviously it isn’t.”

Kaitlan Collins

White House Correspondent


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