Lil Wayne Denies Intentionally Stepping on American Flag

June 19, 2013 03:24:56 GMT

The rapper says he did not intend to defile the American flag during his 'God Bless Amerika' video shoot.

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A day after a one-minute clip showing him stepping on and walking over the American flag got leaked online and instantaneously sparked controversy and criticism, Lil Wayne was quick to explain his side on what really happened during his latest video shoot in New Orleans for his new single "God Bless Amerika". The rap superstar says that everyone was reacting based on a false impression.

"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," Wayne tweeted to clear the air on the flag-trampling issue. Perhaps, not being aware that what was about to happen was considered a disrespectful and unpatriotic act, Wayne did not try to avoid walking over the American flag and no one from the crew who were standing nearby also bothered to pull the flag out from beneath him.

In an attempt to avoid further outrage over his recent actions, Wayne issued a formal statement explaining the footage. "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 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's behind it but will never see it on the ground."

As the song's lyrics got some negative attention in the process, Wayne also took the opportunity to address it, saying he was speaking for his fellow New Orleans folk, from the viewpoint of someone who was raised in the hood. Wayne believed his lyrics speak about America from the eyes of those who grew up in that kind of environment and don't get a chance to escape it, like what he was able to do with his life.


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posted by alice on Jun 20, 2013
He shudn't b sent bck to 'afrika' coz he belongs here...n he apologised for wat was an accident...wat elsa do yall expect huh..??!! i'd lyk to add dat u people shud b thrown out of d country for being RACISTS..!!!
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2013
He shudn't b sent bck to 'afrika' coz he belongs here...n he apologised for wat was an accident...wat else do yall expect huh..??!! n i'd lyk to add...for being racist u all shud b lyk thrwn out of d country..!!!
posted by pete on Jun 19, 2013
Very disrespectful!!! Many have died for our flag and nobody is allowed to trample on their blood..
posted by dean4516 on Jun 19, 2013
Send him on the first boat back to Afrika.
posted by cbarnes on Jun 19, 2013
It is a shame how all of yall are acting. Race does not matter. If you want people to go back to Africa then your ancestors should of sent us back when they got done with us, but we are happy where we are at and we are not leaving.
posted by trill on Jun 19, 2013
Y it seems like when people do something wrong ignorant people worried bout they damn color fuck a color alot of you damn people dont make since get over yourselves because u dnt like it its not gone change people do dumb sht everyday nt saying he right but before u say somethings make.sure u dnt look stupid sayn it
posted by back2africa on Jun 19, 2013
LOL...I'll go back to Africa as soon as some of you good white folk pay for my ticket!
posted by liciab on Jun 19, 2013
Exactly prison. He apologized and said it was accidental and he didn't realize HR stepped on it. But the flag should never touch the ground and that is extremely disrespectful. That's the part I have a problem with.
posted by tacony on Jun 19, 2013
Ever since Gillie Da Kid stopped ghost writing for lil wayne...wayne has gone downhill...anything worthwhile by wayne was written by Gillie Da Kid...carter one...carter two...all Gillie Da Kid...
posted by Num1gp on Jun 19, 2013
No less than 30 days in boots in Afghanistan. SFC Retired
posted by Yo on Jun 19, 2013
Piece of shit rapper wanna be thug. Shitty music. Who gave this idiot all this $. Just goes to show u how ignorant black people r with $. They can't think and have no clue how to live life
posted by sage on Jun 19, 2013
How can he go back to Afrika if he is not from Afrika. Can racists go back to where they came from?
posted by Saedist on Jun 19, 2013
While it was a disrespectful MISTAKE, those should be forgiven when properly addressed by the offender. Offering any remark about enforcing racism and a remission in civil rights is a far greater insult to our nation. Grow up.
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2013
Why are you guys being racist and telling him to go back to "afrika"? If he said it was an accident than forget about it, it was an accident.
posted by Phoe on Jun 19, 2013
@ dean4516 Are you any better? "Afrika"
posted by chris on Jun 19, 2013
He be sorry dat he get in trouble but may be much more happier back in Africka - he should go back soon.
posted by trell on Jun 19, 2013
Get of his back..if he say he didn't mean it let day shit go!!""
posted by pris on Jun 19, 2013
He said he was sorry wat more do u want people make mistakes yall r the ones that r fucked up by saying to go back to Africa

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