"But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good, Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood."
Here I am doing my nightly scroll through my social media outlets and I scroll across a video of Lil Wayne being interviewed by Nightline. I have been a Weezy fan for, YEARS. Like a die hard, know all the lyrics, even the mixtapes type of fan. I always loved his play on words, his short skits in between his songs on some of his albums and mixtapes always were so creative to me.
When I heard the words coming out of Lil Wayne's mouth during this specific interview, I was hoping that we are just "misunderstanding" what he was intending to say, but I don't think this was the case.
Wayne has always had a unique perspective on things, which is what makes his lyrics and style one of a kind. When asked about the Black Lives Matter movement, Wayne states that he does not feel connected to the movement at all, he argues that his success in the music industry is PROOF that people already think that "black lives matter".
When asked does he feel connected to the movement, his response was " I don't feel connecting to a damn thing that ain't got nothing to do with me." Then gives us his opinion on what he thinks about people who feel connected to things that don't involve them. Saying to interviewer/host Linsey Davis, "if you do, you crazy as shit, YOU!" Wayne pulls out a red flag from his pocket and tells Davis, "I'm connected to this motherfucking flag. I'm a gang banger, ma'am. I'm connected."
These comments about "not feeling connected" came to a surprise to me seeing as though Wayne just collaborated with artist Solange on her new project "A Seat At The Table" on a song called "Mad", which unleashes a telling verse that alludes to an apparent suicide attempt.
Davis let us know that Wayne ended the interview angrily and made it obvious that he is NOT a politician, but a hip-hop artist.
Watch the full interview above!