Recently, rapper Lil Wayne did an interview with fellow MC Fat Joe to talk about the horrific event that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A black man named George Floyd die was pinned down by Derek Chauvin, a now-former Minneapolis police officer, who kneeled on his neck for over 8 minutes.
Reginae Carter’s father was asked to share his thoughts on the matter.
Even though Lil Wayne has several young sons, this is what he stated: “I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific,” he said. “And what I mean by that is 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 further explained his comments, which could be viewed as controversial.
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.”
He also told Fat Joe why he declined to make a public statement about the sad situation: “What else am I going to do after that? Some people put a tweet out, and they think they did something. Some people wear a shirt, and they think they did something. What are you going to do after that? Did you actually help the person? Did you actually help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something? If I’m not about to do all that, then I’m not about to do nothing. I’ll pray for you.”
One person had this to say: “He can use his platform and influence just like TIP. He just chooses not to like, he said. But if this happened to him, he’d want the world to speak up. He wants to keep smashing Becky and Karen🧐 if that’s what you mean just say it Wayne damn.”
Another commenter defended Lil Wayne by saying: “He addressed that. It’s in 2020. There’s no [email protected] awareness and arguing with fake pages, and racist burner accounts solve absolutely zero. He’s basically saying what’s the PLAN behind all the talk, tweets, posts, comments and videos and back n forth’s. He said, “we need to get very specific about what we want.” That’s a million-dollar question. Because when they’re done burning the city down…then what?”
A third observer revealed: “He was shot as a teenager and saved by a white police officer this why he thinks that way look at his interview with Nightline. I see what the others are saying, but I completely understand where he’s coming from- tweeting and # r great.. but for some people, if they’re not going to go all the way in to help- they rather sit back- cause it’ll feel disingenuous otherwise.”
What are your thoughts on Lil Wayne’s statements?