Lil Wayne is a lot of things — rapper, skater, author — however, the word “activist” probably won’t be making it to his resume any time soon.
The Young Money CEO sat down with ABC’s Nightline and discussed a myriad of topics, but it was his take on Black Lives Matter that had people scratching their heads.
When asked for his thoughts on the movement, Wayne responded, “What is it? What do you mean? 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 f*cked up reason.” But that wasn’t all. The “Lollipop” rapper also claimed that because he is “rich” that proves America cares about Black people. “I am a young, Black rich motherf*cker. If that don’t let you know that America understand Black motherf*ckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is … I don’t know what you mean, ma’am. Don’t come at me with that dumb sh*t, ma’am. My life matter. Especially to my b*tches.” Sigh.
It’s worth noting that Weezy seems a bit out of sorts during the interview, but we can’t put our finger on why. Check out the Nightline interview below to see why Wayne says he doesn’t “feel connected” to BLM and let us know your thoughts. Also, watch our interview with Mr. Carter where he talks about his time in prison and his current relationship with Birdman … let’s just say, he doesn’t “feel connected” to him either.
The Good, Bad And Ug… Less Flattering At The NAACP Image Awards
This year, the NAACP Image Awards were held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we all know, Dr. King had a dream, and for many on the red carpet it was a dream come true. But unfortunately, there were some nightmares … fashion nightmares.
Here’s our list of then stars who were hot and those who left us bothered. First, let’s start with the hot…
And it doesn’t get hotter than Halle Berry showing half her body. Ms. Berry slayed in this Reem Acra gown reminding then youngin’s that she’s still got it.
And speaking of youngin’s A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid may be relatively new to the game, but she showed up on the carpet looking like a vet in this adorable Yanina number.
Yara Shahidi also showed up serving #BlackGirlMagic in this beautiful Vera Wang dress.
And Kerry Washington killed it, also wearing black, in this Michael Kors stunner.
But as we know, with the good comes the bad, and the bad this time around came courtesy…
Danielle Brooks, we love our Orange Is The New Black boo, but this Michael Costello look just didn’t work for her.
We also love Ava DuVernay, but unfortunately this Greta Constatine jumpsuit didn’t have us jumping for joy.
Lil Mama left us wanting more in this navy blue feathery frock … actually it may be her hair that left us disappointed.
And adding to our disappointment was Letoya Luckett wearing a purple gown that had scallops and bows and slits … oh my!
Do you agree with our hots and nots?
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