Lil Wayne shared some thoughts about the passing of George Floyd at the hands of Police last week which did not go too well with some fans.
During Instagram Live session with Fat Joe, Weezy said that we have to sometimes blame ourselves for incidents like George Floyd’s and that the blame can’t be put on the entire force for a brutality case like this one. “we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge,” he said. He added, “We have to actually get into who that person is. And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”
On Friday, Wayne hosted the latest episode of his Young Money radio show on Apple Music featuring guest such as Snoop Dogg, Stephen Jackson, Bun B and Killer Mike. While talking to Mike, the multi-platinum rapper clarified his comments, saying that some of us misinterpreted them.
“I respect the effort of the people to seek justice and what they doin’. I just knew it was time for more action than a tweet. Also, my mama always told me — I sat in the passenger seat getting picked up from school every day and dropped off. I would look outside that window in the ‘hood, so you gon’ see situations when you riding home. I might make a comment or give my opinion on what I just saw.”
Weezy said his mother would often cut him off immediately. “Mind you f*ckin’ business,” he remembered his mother telling him. “Mind your business. You don’t even ask, ‘Why you smack me? Why I need to mind my business?’ But you know one thing, I need to mind my damn business. So, for folks out there that figure that whatever, Wayne gon’ say this or… Listen. I’m from New Orleans, understand. I’m from New Orleans where, what we’re seeing ladies and gentlemen around the world finally because [of] the cameraphones and all that, baby, we went through that every day. We saw that, we went through that every week. We gave police names, just cause of who they were and how they were, and we got used to that… That was the system. That’s what I grew up in. So, don’t blame me, don’t fault me. But if you do, you already know.”
Watch the clip above. Killer Mike agreed with Weezy and identified with his explanation so he didn’t blame him for making the remarks that he did.