So weezy aka Lil’ Wayne born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr is a rapper, and media ICON, and one of the best selling rappers in history has been accused of playing “blame the victim” game. The rap artist was recently chatting with rapper Fat Joe on Instagram about the murder of George Floyd and the protests that has followed.
What these people forget is Lil Wayne has a different look at the police because a white cop saved his life as a kid when he shot himself by accident. Check out this video below…
“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific,” Wayne 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.”
Needless to say, Lil’ Wayne words didn’t sit well with some.
“Uncut Gems” and “The Photograph” actor Lakeith Stanfield took to Instagram to scold Wayne, The Source reported. In a now-deleted IG post, Stanfield posted a black and white picture of police officers at what seems to be a civil rights protest, with the caption, “Wayne stfu.”
Some people went to Twitter to call out Lil Wayne. One tweeted, “ABSOLUTELY HATE when Black PEOPLE nowadays openly make millions through their Forefathers blood, sweat & tears, BUT then ABUSE the platform They’ve been given and respond on the SUBJECT with no thanks or regard for The STRUGGLE that got Them where They are… #LilWayne+Kanye”
Others applauded him for his brash candor. One person tweeted, “This is why Wayne the GOAT. He is straight up no BS. Tweets are not action. #lilwayne #truth.”
— Danny (@nghbrhood_watch) May 29, 2020
ABSOLUTELY HATE when Black PEOPLE nowadays openly make millions through their Forefathers blood, sweat & tears, BUT then ABUSE the platform They’ve been given and respond on the SUBJECT with no thanks or regard for The STRUGGLE that got Them where They are… #LilWayne+Kanye🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/Jj5OhFSiWw
— Walt P (@WokeRu2) May 30, 2020
— Audrey Shipp (@adri16) May 29, 2020
📣👨🏿✈️ALL ABOARD‼️ 🚂💨💨💨💨 Looking like a damn PEELED BACK Chuckie Doll 🙄 *@tariqnasheed voice*#REPOST @thejasminebrand #LilWayne reacts to #GeorgeFloyd’s death. Link in bio for full story. (1of2) pic.twitter.com/Mfg5qf3uO0
— Dee Tubman 🇺🇸 (@DeeTubman) May 29, 2020
— digitalfeedmedia (@digitalfeedtv) April 23, 2020
Lil Wayne’s solo debut album Tha Block Is Hot (1999) was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He reached higher popularity with his fourth album Tha Carter (2004), as well as with his appearance on the song “Soldier” with Destiny’s Child that same year. The album was followed by Tha Carter II (2005), as well as several mixtapes and collaborations throughout 2006 and 2007. Lil Wayne gained more prominence with his sixth album Tha Carter III (2008), which became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of over one million copies in the US. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and included successful singles “Lollipop“, “A Milli” and “Got Money“.
Following the success of Tha Carter III, Wayne decided to record a rock-influenced album titled Rebirth. In March 2010, Lil Wayne began serving an 8-month jail sentence in New York after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an incident in July 2007. His eighth studio album I Am Not a Human Being (2010) was released during his incarceration, while his 2011 album Tha Carter IV was released following his release. Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 copies in its first week in the United States, and included the singles “6 Foot 7 Foot“, “How to Love” and “She Will“. His twelfth studio album Tha Carter V was released in 2018 after multiple delays. It went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. Wayne’s thirteenth album, Funeral, was released in early 2020.
Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide, including more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards. On September 27, 2012, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. Lil Wayne also currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his own label, Young Money Entertainment.
Shoutouts to Lil Wayne for telling the truth… Check out his music below.