It has now been confirmed that the coon award for 2016 goes to successful rap artist Lil Wayne.
Weezy sat down for an in-depth interview on Nightline Tuesday night, where he completely shut down the Black Lives Matter movement, and revealed that he does not feel “connected” to the movement at all.
When asked by interviewer Linsey Davis about his feelings on the Black Lives Matter movement Wayne began by saying he doesn’t understand why people give incidents of police killing someone a name or call phrase, “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.”
He then went off on his own rant where he appeared to shut down the ideology that racism still exists in modern times.
“I am a young black rich motherfucker,” he said. “If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherfuckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is.” He then pointed to the camera and said, “That man white; he filmin’ me. I’m a nigga.” He then threw his arms up in frustration and said, “I don’t know what you mean, man, don’t come at me with that dumb ass shit, ma’am. My life matter.” Then, he looked into the camera, smiled, said, “Especially to my bitches,” and winked.
When the journalist asked if he felt connected to Black Lives Matter, he responded: “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. Not the camera, you. 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.” In the full segment that aired on ABC, Wayne removed his mic and walked out of the interview early, saying, “I ain’t no fuckin’ politician.”
The interview echoes recent sentiments from Wayne where he said “there’s no such thing as racism.” When asked about Black Lives Matter in that interview, he replied, “That whole wave just went right by me, way too fast to even give an opinion, so I was just like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s what’s happening.’”
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