“(On Kapernick’s protest) I have no opinion on it because I’m not into it enough to even give an opinion,” Wayne said and the described how he had to ask people why football player was refusing to stand.
Host Skip Bayless pressed the rapper about race relations in the U.S. and how Wayne experiences it on a day-to-day bases.
“Skip, they wouldn’t want to ask me that,” Lil’ Wayne said. “They wouldn’t want my answer to represent them because God knows I have been nothing but blessed. These 33 years have been nothing but a blessing. I have never — and never is a strong word — never dealt with racism.”
Bayless continued to press the rapper on the subject, asking him if he’s ever experienced offensive behavior from “any other color.”
“Never,” he replied, stating that he wasn’t sure if it was because he was blessed by God or because racism just doesn’t exist as much as Black Lives Matters claims that it does.
“There is no such thing as racism,” Wayne continued describing how he can look out at his concerts and see people of all different races going to his concerts.
He continued when the host pressed on police shootings, and Wayne said that when those situations unfold it’s best to know all the facts and “figure out what’s going on first” and it would be better to come together as a nation rather divide each other on racial lines.
Well… I’m not sure this guy can find his butt with a map, nor does he care to. I’m glad he said what he did and admitted that he is, in fact, blessed. But he doesn’t seem to have any clue about what is going on in the world around him.
There is such a thing as racism. If he actually hasn’t ever experienced it, I do hope that is going to be a new trend.
As I said, I’m glad he said all of this and came out to say he is blessed despite his race and that there shouldn’t be “sides.” I agree, and I wish more folks saw the blessings they have as this man apparently does. And I wish more people were thanked for not embellishing stories to push the rhetoric forward and for being honest about their life experiences. This world might be a little more sane.