Lil Wayne on Black Lives Matter: “What is it?”

Rapper Lil Wayne discussed music, performing, his time in prison and even his love of skateboarding with ABC’s Nightline but a short segment on Black Lives Matter has spurred commentary on Twitter.

“What’s your thought on Black Lives Matter?” reporter Linsey Davis asked him.

“What is it?” he responded. “What do you mean?”

After Davis explained the political and social movement, Wayne said, “It just sounds weird that you put a name on it. It’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a (bleeped) up reason.. I am young, black rich (bleep). If that don’t let you know that America understands black lives matter these days, I don’t know what it is. Don’t come at me with that dumb (bleep) ma’am. My life matters, especially to my (bleeps).”

Asked if feels separated from the movement he answered “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me. If you do, you’re crazy ..”

The exchange led him to trend on Twitter. Here’s a sample of reactions:

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Lawan Dorsey
Lawan Dorsey

A isn't that the hat from the formation tour \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Danny Hoosline
Danny Hoosline

Enough Said... DRAIN THE SWAMP... MAKE IT HAPPEN... VOTE TRUMP...........

Danny Hoosline
Danny Hoosline

Enough Said... DRAIN THE SWAMP... MAKE IT HAPPEN... VOTE TRUMP...........

Aniesa Holmes
Aniesa Holmes

Sippin the lean has probably destroyed his brain cells.

Maria Clark
Maria Clark

Please stop reporting on this fool!...

Ricky Trimnal
Ricky Trimnal

I could care less what he does as I don't know a thing about him as I don't follow such people!

Mary Flores
Mary Flores

It is a cult funded by the evil George Soros, in otherwords, his slaves to cause chaos and destruction. Go look him up. He is also a good friend of Hillary, soon to be your master if she wins.

Brian Maultsby
Brian Maultsby

Folks please don't tell me this fool has a college degree. If he does he got it from Trump university!

Shelly Hankins Bunce
Shelly Hankins Bunce

Lil Wayne they don't even look at you as human look at all that \U0001f4a9on your face!\U0001f600\U0001f499\U0001f499\U0001f499

Juno Jang
Juno Jang

He is saying its not only blacklivesmatter. The real problem is law enforcement officers are abusing their authority powers!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

Omeka Newman
Omeka Newman

Jeepers creepers looking Ahh\U0001f631\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Jessica Gordon
Jessica Gordon

Isn't EVERYONE entitled to their own opinions? Why can't we respect that??? If it's a white person who disagrees with BLM tactics, they are racist - if black they are a sellout... people grow up

Lee Talley
Lee Talley

He is just ignorant of the facts

Step Ware
Step Ware

Now why are y'all blaming Wheezy F Baby who not knowing who BLM is ? hell he didn't even know who his daddy was ..

Shaka Paul
Shaka Paul

Why does it matter anyway he's a entertainer.

Phil Clark
Phil Clark

That's what the weed does to you \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602 I can understand him though.

Roc Kenworth
Roc Kenworth

He is thinking bout his sales black people Dont buy music he is appealing to the other audience

Pamela K. Bankston
Pamela K. Bankston

But he has said, loud and clear, that he's rich, and most of his people are white, so, in so many words, he has said that he...don't ....give....a...uck...about....black....folk. Keep bein a fan, spending yo money

Jackson Forrest
Jackson Forrest

He is as stupid as he looks with all those stupid tattoos on his face.

JFitzgerald Myers
JFitzgerald Myers

A face only a MOTHER would love but when you got millions every young black male wants to look like him......SMDH........

Roderick A. Meadows
Roderick A. Meadows

Lil Wayne is and always has been nothing more than a caricature. Son, just go on back from whence you came and put down the codeine. Pure ignorance.

Jessica Conroy
Jessica Conroy

He says his life matters. He doesn't really see beyond that

Brett Malloy
Brett Malloy

Because i always ask myself every day....what does Lil Wayne think?

Kelvin Young
Kelvin Young

Why are we surprised he's a black American Entertainer whose checks are still signed by Jews and they use them specifically to push agendas because they usually choose money over morality

Douglas Mackey
Douglas Mackey

Lil Wayne needs to shut up. Never cared for him before don't care for him now.

Edward Jones
Edward Jones

Be your own person and you wouldn't be mad at nobody else

Char Mayo
Char Mayo

Do we really care what he thinks? He is irrelevant.

Anne Bell
Anne Bell

I gave him waaay too much credit\U0001f633

Mary Jane Randolph
Mary Jane Randolph

What is this... sound like a lost soul fame and money has made him nobody sad case little Wayne thinks because he have a little fame and money he can talk silly but it only makes him a fool because what he have can be taken from him...he's to high in the sky right now but there is something that will bring u down to your knees little Wayne just keep living...

Diana Judy Arnold
Diana Judy Arnold

He's brain dead. He probably doesn't even remember being Black!!