Hip-hop star Lil Wayne is known to ruffle feathers with his explicit song lyrics and everyday use of marijuana, but he's also stirring up controversy with his opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The rapper originally spoke out against BLM when he appeared on Skip Bayless's new TV show “Undisputed,” When Skip pressed for his take on relations in the U.S., Wayne said he feels “blessed” and has honestly never experienced racism before.
He also recalled a time when he shot himself in the chest at age 12, and numerous police officers responded. The cops broke into his house to figure out what happened and everyone jumped over him lying on the floor — except one man who saved his life who was “white as snow.”
Due to Wayne's life experiences, he's long argued that he hasn't personally been affected by racism in his life or career, with many of his fans being “white.”
In an interview with ABC's “Nightline,” he was once again asked about his stance on the Black Lives Matter movement, something he clearly still doesn't understand:
“What is it? What do you mean?,” he told the reporter, who further explained it was to help the rest of America understand that not everyone is treated equally.
"That just sounds weird. I don't know. That you put a name on. It's not a name. It's not — whatever, whatever. It's somebody got shot by police for a reason. [I'm] young, black, rich — if that don't let you know that America understand [that] black lives matter these days I don't know what it is.
Don't come at me with that, man. My life matters."
The reporter pushed a little further, asking if he separated himself from the movement. Wayne got a little ticked:
"I don't feel connected to a damn thing, ain't got nothing to do with me. If you do, you crazy...You connected to this?
I'm connected. I'm a gang banger, man. I'm connected."
Wayne walked out of the interview after that question, saying he's not a “f*****g politician.”
Watch the full interview below: