Lil Wayne Says He’s ‘Never Dealt With Racism’ on ‘Undisputed’
During an interview with Undisputed yesterday (September 13) the Tha Carter III rapper participated in a discussion regarding race and police brutality, according to TMZ.
Wayne referenced the time he performed to a Westchester, New York, crowd that was mostly white, using that as a signifier that racism was no longer an overarching factor in everyday life.
"I don’t want to be bashed, because I don’t want to sound like I’m on the wrong [side] if there is a side, but I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism,” he said. “My crowd has always been everybody.”
Wayne did try to take a more diplomatic approach during the interview, detailing how his personal experiences regarding racism have informed his view of the world.
"God knows I have been nothing but blessed," he continued. "My whole path has been nothing but a blessing. I have never — and never’s a strong word — dealt with racism, and I’m glad I didn’t have to. And I don’t know if it’s because of my blessings, but it is my reality."
While Lil Wayne's belief that racism is a thing of the past seems pretty firmly planted in his mind, he does appear to relent at one point, conceding, "...I would have to say, I thought it was over, I still believe it’s over, but obviously it isn’t."
See a short clip from Lil Wayne's Undisputed interview above and head over to TMZ to see a longer video.
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