Lil’ Wayne Tries to Clear Up Flag Controversy: “I Didn’t Step on the Flag on Purpose!”
Because pissing off Black people the world over via a tasteless rap lyric about Emmett Till was not enough, Lil Wayne has continued his “Let me make the public mad as hell at me” campaign. This time, Weezy’s been catching heat over the video for his upcoming single “God Bless Amerika.”
On the track, Wayne raps,
My country ’tis of thee / Sweet land of kill ‘em all and let ‘em die / God bless Amerika / This ole’ godless Amerika.
That’s one thing, but the real issue centers on behind the scenes footage which shows Wayne rapping in front of the flag before it falls to the ground. You see, it’s a faux pas for the flag to fall to the ground, but it’s even worse when you actually walk over the flag.
In a tweet, Wayne tried to explain the situation:
I didn’t step on the flag on purpose! It’s a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it’s just there as I perform
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 18, 2013
He also posted this to his official Facebook page:
It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled “God Bless Amerika”. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America.
In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground. In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up.
I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance. That’s their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That’s who I’m speaking for in this song.
Check out the controversial clip below:
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