Though it would be pretty amazing to see Lil Wayne throw on a tri-cornered hat and breeches to complain about tyranny, it seems he’s not exactly feeling the Tea Party. Or the Grand Old Party, for that matter.
This according to a new interview in the October/November issue of Vibe magazine, where Weezy rips the nation’s right wingers for their political views (though, to be fair, he does seem to share their opinion on taxes ), and said that they’re not concerned with — or interested in — working with African-Americans.
“You learn from what the right-wing is doing and you take something from it,” he said. “I feel like as a people, the most that we can do is better ourselves and learn. Then look at yourself and ask, ’Am I the person they’re talking about or am I not?’ You have to make the most of who you are because the Republicans are never going to like us.”
In the interview, Wayne also touches on the far-right’s treatment of President Obama, saying that, while he understands some of their criticisms on Obama’s handling of the economy, he feels that most of their attacks have more to do with his racial background than his policies.
“I don’t think I have to say that for everybody to know that,” he said.
And while he may be frustrated with the current fractious state of politics, Wayne can take solace in the fact that, at least there seems to a national consensus on his Tha Carter IV album, which sits atop the Billboard albums chart for the second week in a row.