The number of so called celebrities who open up their mouths and make absurd comments comes a dime a dozen. We know this all too well. One of them just so happens to be running for the president of the United States, but this post won’t be dedicated to the big-mouthed, trash talkin’, comb over wearing, unqualified male chauvinist. This time I’m talking about Lil’ Wayne.
When asked his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter Movement, in a recent interview, the rapper seemed to be oblivious to what that even was which I believe is bs, quite frankly. Furthermore, the interviewer proceeded to ask him if he felt in any way connected, to which he responded, “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me…” Pause, wait what? This is the same person who suggested that he didn’t see racism as an issue either…
In case you don’t know, Lil’ Wayne hails from Louisiana, the same place where Alton Sterling, a black man, was slain by law enforcement for no reason, just a few months ago, yet he doesn’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with him, right? Mr. Sterling could’ve been Lil’ Wayne’s cousin, brother, uncle, friend. It could’ve even been him! My point being, it doesn’t effect you until it effects you! It’s easy to disassociate yourself from a situation until it hits home, God forbid
The comments that he made, making a mockery of a movement that people are quick to label as a hate group anyway, is just what some racist Trump supporter would love to hear. I’m truly hoping that Lil’ Wayne was just high as a kite that day, which I wouldn’t doubt, judging by his behavior and some of his song lyrics. But more than that, I think he needs to lay off of doing interviews for a while until he can learn how to address certain questions without making a donkey out of himself, literally.
I guess you can’t expect every celebrity to take a stand when it comes to certain issues. What are your thoughts? How would you feel if your favorite celebrity publicly shared views that were opposite of yours? Listen to the comments here. I must warn you, they are cringe worthy.
– A Black Girl About Town