In a new interview with “Nightline”, Lil Wayne says the Black Lives Matter movement has nothing to do with him.
On Tuesday’s segment the rapper seemed confused as to what the movement is all about: “What is it? What do you mean?”
Once informed, he suggested there shouldn’t be a label put on the issue: “That just sounds weird, I don’t know, that you put a name on [it]. It’s not a name, it’s not ‘whatever whatever.’ It’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a f**ked up reason.”
He explains how he doesn’t feel connected to the cause, after all, in his own words, he is: “A young, black, rich motherf**ker.”
The clip concludes with Wayne, 34, proclaiming “my life matter, especially to my b**ches.”
Following the outrage that he probably should have seen coming, Lil Wayne spoke with TMZ and offered an apology, explaining the reporter’s questioning ticked him off.
“When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a b***h and a ho, I got agitated,” he explains. “From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses.”
He adds: “Apologies to anyone who was offended.”