Lil Wayne appeared on an episode of Fat Joe’s Instagram Live show on Thursday night (May 28) where he was asked about the police killing of George Floyd.
When Joe asked what he thought about the cop “stepping on his neck and all of that,” Wayne replied, “I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. We have to get so specific.
“What I mean by that, we have to stop viewing it from such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody of a certain race, everybody with a badge. We have to actually get into who that person is. If we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”
Lil Wayne speaks on the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd, he says we should blame ourselves for it
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— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) May 29, 2020
Wayne went on to explain why he doesn’t get involved in political issues and flatly stated he’d rather do nothing than simply fire off a tweet or wear a shirt with a hashtag.
“The reason people always ask me like, ‘Why you don’t say this? Why you don’t do that?’ is because what else am I going to do after that?” he continued. “Some people put out a tweet and think they did something. Some people wear a shirt and think they did something. Whatcha gonna do after that?
“Did you actually help the person? Did you help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something? If ain’t about to do all that, then I ain’t about to do nothing. I pray for you.”
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 bitches.”
Check out some of the reactions below.
And What the Fuck do Lil Wayne be on ?
Dog says the most outta pocket shit when it comes to the people that look like him… and we let it slide
Is it Cuz folks looks like Tarantula and we cant relate ??
Stop asking that man what he thinks.
— CHUCK INGLISH (@Chuckisdope) May 29, 2020
lil wayne: all lives matter
young thug: we must find this cop and kill him pic.twitter.com/EEJmGQG6DV
— ً (@wutthefucksean) May 29, 2020
Can y’all stop asking Lil Wayne Crackhead ass about politics. That nigga don’t do shit for his city unless it’s making him money. WE BEEN KNEW he wasn’t on our side
— Cam RaShod (@CamRashod) May 29, 2020
Don't forget Lil Wayne either pic.twitter.com/njsQZ9b64G
— Bîngo?? (@Maliktrugn) May 29, 2020
You mean to tell me that Lil Wayne, aka Mr. “there’s no such thing as racism”, thinks police brutality is our fault? https://t.co/0cAbB55Kqm pic.twitter.com/HrOK6Y5Hqk
— PHoxy Grandpa ? (@_Petty_Wap_) May 29, 2020
Lil Wayne brain is slush from lean and seizures. Don’t listen to him.
— QuaranTasha (@SatoshaGurl) May 29, 2020
Lil Wayne Said “We Should Blame Ourselves” For Whats Happening Today……….
Disappointing Is An Understatement. pic.twitter.com/1087TLgLVw
— DJ First Class™ ? (@1DJFirstClass) May 29, 2020
This has to be what Lil Wayne see when he look in the mirror pic.twitter.com/pIFq8Ep8XM
— 3rdy Baby – DatWAV.com (@3RDYBABYTHEDJ) May 29, 2020
Lil Wayne ugly ass talking about “I’m not doing nothing because after I do it then what?” Nigga you keep doing something. You have the resources and the celebrity to help your people. What a fuckin clown.
— AfricanONLYTL (@WineDownWithKim) May 29, 2020
Good morning yall. Fat Joe interviewing Lil Wayne about whats going on shows me that these entertainers are the biggest suckas on earth. Not one gotdamn bone in their body to start having real conversations cause their scared of their record label puppeteers
— Anthony Geathers (@BrooklynsSon) May 29, 2020