Not for the first time, Lil Wayne has distanced himself from the Black Lives Matter movement.
In an interview with Deadline, the New Orleans native claimed he’s proof that black lives matter.
“I am a young black rich motherf*****,” he said. “If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherf*****s matter these days, I don’t know what it is.”
Lil Wayne says he doesn't feel connected to Black Lives Matter movement. Watch tonight on Nightline at 12:35am ET. pic.twitter.com/28eBGfpSja— Nightline (@Nightline) November 2, 2016
Weezy went further, claiming that if you feel connected to the movement – which formed as a resistance to institutionalised police brutality – you’re “crazy”.
“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” he said. “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.”
Wayne’s comments have left a sour taste in some people’s mouths – as well as provoking some sympathy.
In the full segment Pitchfork reports that Wayne walked out of the interview early saying: “I ain’t no f****** politician.”