Lil Wayne walks out on ques­tions over BLM sup­port

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

NEW YORK >> Lil Wayne walked out of a tele­vi­sion in­ter­view af­ter be­ing ques­tioned about the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment and whether he sup­ports it, an­grily telling an in­ter­viewer he’s not a “politi­cian.”

Lin­sey Davis of ABC News was fol­low­ing up on Wayne’s com­ments to Fox Sports in Septem­ber when he said there’s “no such thing as racism.” Davis’ in­ter­view was broad­cast on Tues­day’s “Night­line.”

Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, stood by the com­ment. When asked about his thoughts on Black Lives Mat­ter, he said it “sounds weird,” ap­par­ently re­fer­ring to the name.

“It’s not a name, it’s not ‘what­ever, what­ever,’ it’s some­body got shot by po­lice for a (messed) up rea­son,” he said, using an ex­ple­tive. He de­scribed him­self as a “young, black, rich” man, which he says shows Amer­ica un­der­stands that black lives do mat­ter.

Wayne also doesn’t see any con­nec­tion be­tween him and the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment.

“I don’t feel con­nected to a damn thing that ain’t got noth­ing to do with me,” he said.

The 34-year-old rap­per an­grily told Davis he isn’t a “politi­cian” while tak­ing his mi­cro­phone off af­ter end­ing the in­ter­view.

Wayne is pro­mot­ing a new bi­og­ra­phy de­tail­ing his eight-month stint in New York’s Rik­ers Is­land prison in 2010 fol­low­ing a weapons con­vic­tion.

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