UPDATE (11/2/16, 5:40 p.m. ET): Lil Wayne has apologized for his comments on Nightline. He was "agitated" after the reporter began "asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe," he told TMZ. "From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses," Wayne said. "Apologies to anyone who was offended."
In a new interview, Lil Wayne has shared his thoughts on Black Lives Matter.
After a reporter from ABC’s Nightline in a Tuesday night (November 1) segment asked the rapper to comment on the movement, which over the past few years has sought to end police killings of black men and women, Wayne brushed off the question. “That just sounds weird ... that you put a name on [it],” he said. “It’s not a name. It’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a fucked-up reason.
“I am a young, black, rich motherfucker. If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherfuckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is,” Wayne continued. He pointed to a member of Nightline’s camera crew. “That man white; he filming me.”
The interviewer asked if he felt any connection to BLM’s activism. “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me,” Wayne replied. “If it ain’t got nothing to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.”
Wayne reportedly walked out of the interview early, saying, “I ain’t no fucking politician.”