Lil Wayne Receives Backlash For Comments On George Floyd
Lil Wayne received major backlash on social media this past weekend for comments about he made about George Floyd's death. In an interview with Fat Joe, when asked Floyd's death, he said, "I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. 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 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 continued, "People always ask me why you don't say this, why you don't do that, what else am I gonna do after that? Some people put a tweet out and they think they did something. Some people wear a shirt, they think they did something. I mean, what you gon' do after that? Did you actually help the person? Did you actually help the family? Did you actually go out and do something? If I ain't about to do all that, then I ain't about to do nothing. I pray for you ."
He added, "We need to learn about it more. If we want to scream about something, know what we're screaming about. You wanna protest about something, know what we protesting about. It's a bunch of facts that we think we know that we don't know. If we want to get into it, know what we talkin' about before we talk about it. Because we scream about things that sometimes, they ain't true."