(12 Oct 2016) LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS HIS 'NO SUCH THING AS RACISM' COMMENT
Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don't see it from his perspective.
The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" that there was "no such thing as racism" because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn't cool.
When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest.
"Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though." Carter said.
The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him.
"He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me," Carter said.
Carter says the man known as "Uncle Bob" personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him.
"(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said 'He's gonna make it,'" Carter said.
Still, he acknowledged that despite what he told Skip Bayless on "Undisputed," there is such thing as racism. However, he says when he looks out from the stage, he sees all colors.
"When I open my eyes on stage and when I, at a Lil Wayne show when I come from under the stage. Man, it's not - it's the world out there. It's not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it's people - those people out there in that crowd. They make, quote unquote, and they make, quote unquote, Lil Wayne."
He added: "That's who I happen to be, and I'm sorry I'm sorry if people can't understand. But I understand why they don't understand, it's because they don't come from the bottom of the stage and look at 20 to 30-thousand people. They don't get that opportunity. And I'm blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing. I have never witnessed racism."
Carter made the comments while promoting the recently published "Gone Till November: A Journal of Rikers Island," a revealing account of his eight-month jail sentence in 2010 after a gun charge.
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So one person eliminates the deeds that are still heavily present in unjust disfavor currently because of a situation you were face before; individualistic simple minded mentality. That cop wasn't special, only special to him.
This is a worthless piece of shit why would anybody put this fucking moron on the goddamn TV or the radio he looks like something I shot out in the fucking Woods last year I think it was a baby Sasquatch
The most racist people on Earth are black people. Look how black people love this dude up until he said this. Now he's a race trailer. Ignorance in the African American community is astounding. I don't even know how these people walk and chew gum
OK...if he thinks one incident with uncle Bob totally annihilates racism, then he's right HE doesn't KNOW what racism is! If people like this, with this type of influence, will never even acknowledge the problem exist simply because THEY have never been faced with it, we can certainly NEVER look to them to use their influence to be part of the solution! Wake up lil Wayne, come from behind the sheild of stardom and take a real look around and don't just look, SEE!
Alveda Allen I cant speak for Wayne but I think what he’s saying is that racism isn’t what it’s made out to be in our country. If it was as bad and systemic as it’s made out to be, he surely would have experienced it.
And his example with bob doesn’t mean that there aren’t racist people, but it’s an example that helps to show that racism isn’t some systemic thing. Especially cuz his example involves a cop.
However if he is actually saying there’s no such thing as racism anymore, that’d be dumb.
Stop generalizing a whole ethnic group based on certain individuals actions. If you’re going to be mad at someone for being racist, be mad at those who ACTUALLY ARE. I’ve experienced racism from multiple ethnicities and I still give each individual that crosses my path a fair chance to prove their morals and values. This world is so full of hate, I swear people get off on promoting hatred nowadays.
Sjw is out there whining about racism when they haven't lived through real racism none of us who are under the age of 40 actually live to racism . We as black people really needs to look internally in our communities and see what the hell is going on black on black crime needs to stop.
Some black are offended up in here cause of the truth, the white man is fighting to get drugs out of the black community and the Mexican and black are fighting to keep putting in the community yet the white man is racist, what in the world
I am glad Uncle Bob saved his life.
He was truly a man’s man, and a right living human being. Now.
When my foot was broken and I was on crutches in a freezing rainstorm in the middle of the city trying to get home, a white cop stuck his pistol in my face without saying a word.
The fact that I am here able to talk about it at all has nothing to do with that racist white cop, but has everything to do with the real compassion of truth. Because when I looked in that racist white cops’ eyes, all I saw staring back at me was death and hate.
There are millions of stories like mine, but the people who should be able to tell them cannot, because they are dead. They did not make it, because the machine sanctioned their murder in the name of racism, and so their overarching silence is the only sound you will hear.
When white police and white EMT technicians murdered Eric Garner, he begged for his life not less than 11 times:
The EMTs kneeled on his chest to make sure he was dead and made no effort whatsoever to revive him.
Garner’s “crime” was selling loose cigarettes to try and support his families. The white racist state decided that he must forfeit his life in a most gruesome and horrible manner for the nightmare offense of owing about $1,100 in sales tax.
By way of contrast, white mobster Roy DeMeo, in a crime spree that ran just about 4 years, commencing in the late 1970s, murdered about 300 people. He was able to do this with the full knowledge and under the table cooperation of the white police and power structure, who he bribed into silence and cooperation for the entire run of his multi year killing spree.
By way of further contrast, white ex-mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg, who bribed his way into his 3rd term in office, and who illegally ordered the arrest and detention of hundreds of thousands of people in the city, stole $24 billion from the city as one of his final acts in office, and to this day is trying to bribe his way back into politics.
On Bloomberg’s watch, more than 100,000 New Yorkers disappeared without a trace. Bloomberg, and his Gestapo-style police commissioner, Ray Kelly, calmly and systematically covered up their vanishing with the slick bureaucratic truck of moving them from the homicide column to the missing column, thus falsely reducing violent crime with a keystroke.
Lil Wayne is blessed with exceedingly good karma. This is a great gift, and I am certain that he is full of gratitude for it.
He says he does not know what racism is, and from his experience, I can see why.
Those who want to warp his words and deny the obvious reality of racism in its many murderous variations and sub-variations, including redlining, including, as in Flint, knowingly and willingly poisoning the water supply to Black neighborhoods, including the ongoing and openly stated Republican initiative to illegally prevent black people from voting, etc., are racists pure and simple, and are making manifest the deep racism and bigotry that lies at the core, in too many instances, of American society.
We could go into why drugs by the metric ton get dumped into black neighborhoods by the government in the first place, with the knowing and willing and full cooperation of the white power structure at every level, but perhaps that is a discussion best handled at another time and in another place.
Lil Wayne appears to be truthful and honest.
White racists, and white racism, are not.
White guilt is a murderous diseased monstrosity, and the best viable answer I can see is for white racists to stop being white racists, all up and down the line.
More lying will serve no purpose other than to cause more unhappiness.
Lil Wayne is a idiot he definitely lost one fan from that bullshit. He needs to leave that lean alone cause obviously it's fucking his head up. People going threw this shit everyday and this sick fuck has the audacity to say it doesn't exist. I don't care how much money he got he's a fucking loser. It's a damn shame when a white man can call you out for literally betraying your own brothers and sisters.
Baby needs shoes, momma needs a house. Gotta hustle. Hustle hard. Love lil Wayne! Shows you can do anything in life. Bet that guy owns more than one mansion!!!!! Hope he isn’t on the left though. Bet he has more security than trump! Good for him!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn’t recommended the face tats though. Lol.
His body gaurd looks like a Russian hitman lol.. Would not fuck with that dude.. Wonder if he uses a real sucker or a fentanyl pop etc.. He is one cool ass dude but I wonder if his opiate addiction is as bad as they say..
I usually hate rappers but this dude seems to understand what the fuck is what . It wasn't a black guy that helped it was white bread cracker named Uncle Bob a white man that helped him fuck all this stupid racist shit everyone that's so fucking PC has to say Wayne got it right
All you people saying there is racism in the world - you fools are the cause of this! You put more coal to th hate train.
Soros, fight your own fucking wars!
I have a dream one day Christians and Muslims and Blacks and Whites, and Browns, will sit by one table and all the pain and suffering will fucking END.
it's not about you experiencing racism... racism it's not an individual effect but its about majority.. our black people were slaughtered, disgrace and segregated. wake up wayne, let not money blind you nigga.. white forks never liked us.. they pretend to you.. this racism is still continuing# blacklivesmatters
I am not a racist person and what I am going to say about short-guy wayne applies to M&Ms too (Great chocolate by the way).
HOWWW THE FUCK did thEse idiots make it to become so loved and so famous???? What is it that they are doing that is so special, so moral, so ethical, so humane, so right, so brilliant that millions of lost souls listen to them? I mean just look at the way this guy (midget-wayne) looks? Now seriously, does he look like a human being AT ALL? The hair, the tatoos, the teeth, I mean come on, what the fucking fuck is that!!!!! What the fuck has the world got to?!!!! And the chocolate guy (m&ms), the guy's voice is similar to a donkey!!!! and what do they sing exactly? or rap or tap or whatever the fuck you want to call it!! What the fuck do they actually say when they rap blap? ALL what i hear is nigger, fuck, shit, kill, devil AND a bunch of other nonsense crap, disgusting words. And no, he comes on stage with a lolipop in his mouth!!! Wow, i mean fucking creative. A fucking lolipop... What great role models young people have today.
For instance when a black rapper has his concert you see a lot of white people there that are big fans of that hip hop artists rapper so the white person spends a lot of money for the tickets to see a black performer so there's a lot of lot of white people that I'm not racist because they would not support the rapper that's performing
Respect to you Lil Wayne when push comes to shove a white man will help a black man and a black man will help a white man. Don't get me wrong racism exists but like I says we help each other. God forbid if anything. If I see a black man in need which I did plenty of times I live in Brooklyn by Coney Island and I see a lot of black unfortunate people and white people and when a black unfortunate person comes up to me and asks me for something I don't turn my back I give the man whatever I have to give $5 $10 I'm past that racist shit.
Yup racism is an excuse at everything. Regardless of race you can make it big or not. Regardless of race you can be a rapist or not, regardless of race you can be a killer or not, regardless of race you can hate another race or not.. Each situation and person is their own person. Simple as that
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