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Lil’ Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to #BlackLivesMatter because he’s rich!
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Lil’ Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to #BlackLivesMatter because he’s rich!

Mfonobong Akpan

American rapper Lil’ Wayne has got the black community in America in an uproar over his comments of not feeling connected to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Lil’ Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to #BlackLivesMatter because he’s rich!

On Tuesday night, ABC’s Nightline released footage from their upcoming interview with Lil’ Wayne regarding his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.

In his words…

“That just sounds weird, I don’t know, that you put a name on it,” he told the interviewer. “It’s not a name, it’s not ‘whatever, whatever,’ it’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a fucked up reason.”

When asked if he feels connected to the movement, that protests the police shootings of black Americans, he responded: “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as shit. Not the camera, you.”

“Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothin’ to do with you? If it ain’t got nothin’ to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.”

Watch the teaser of the interview below:

https://twitter.com/Nightline/status/793633737070161920

Reactions have since flooded in and the black community is clearly pissed attributed his comments to being ‘high on crack’ and sheer ignorance. Below are some reactions:

Lil’ Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to #BlackLivesMatter because he’s rich!
Lil’ Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to #BlackLivesMatter because he’s rich!
Lil’ Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to #BlackLivesMatter because he’s rich!

However, some others don’t see why anyone should be pissed …

Lil’ Wayne says he doesn’t feel connected to #BlackLivesMatter because he’s rich!