Rap superstar and Young Money Records boss, Lil Wayne, sat down with ABC’s “Nightline” Tuesday, November 1, for an interview with Linsey Davis.
He discussed being confined in Rikers Island on a gun charge in 2010, but it’s his answers to questions about Black Lives Matter that has Twitter buzzing this morning.
Nightline: What’s your thoughts on Black Lives Matter?
Lil Wayne: What is it? What do you mean?
Nightline: The idea was that there’s this movement called Black Lives Matter, thinking that the rest of America didn’t seem to understand that … that black lives matter.
Wayne: That just sounds weird 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 f*cked up reason. I am a young, black, rich motherf*cker. If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherf*cker’s these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white; he filming me. I’m a n!gga. I don’t know what you mean, man. Don’t come at me with that dumb sh!t ma’am. My life matter. Especially to my b!tches.
Nightline: Do you feel though, connected to…
Wayne: I don’t feel connected to a damn thing, that ain’t got nothin; to do with me. If you do, you crazy as sh!t. You. Not the camera, you. Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothin’ to do with you? If it ain’t nothin’ to do with me I ain’t connected to it.
Head over to ABC to watch the full interview: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/lil-wayne-controversial-lyric…