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02 Nov, 2016

Lil Wayne has distanced himself from the Black Lives Matter movement, saying: “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 … Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothin’ to do with you? If it ain’t got nothin’ to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.”

The Grammy-winning rapper was interviewed on ABC’s Nightline on US television on Tuesday night, and said he felt instances of police violence against black people should not be treated as a collective phenomemon. “That just sounds weird, I don’t know, that you put a name on it. It’s not a name, it’s not ‘whatever, whatever’. It’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a fucked-up reason.”

In September, Wayne had said “there is no such thing as racism” on Fox Sports. Last month, he clarified that comment, saying that his life had been saved by a white police officer when he was 12, and so: “I don’t know what racism is … I have never witnessed racism.”

In the new interview, he further distanced himself from the notion that black people in America suffer systemic racism. “I am a young, black motherfucker,” he said. “If that don’t tell you that America understand black motherfuckers matter these days, I don’t know what it.”

He added: “My life matter. Especially to my bitches.”

The interview ended with Wayne removing his microphone and walking off set, saying: “I ain’t no fuckin’ politician.”

The Guardian

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