Lil Wayne appeared on Skip Baylee’s new TV show “Undisputed” to talk about the world of sports this morning, but once again, the show turned to politics and race.
After talking about football, Wayne was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem. Wayne didn’t have any opinion on the matter, saying that he hasn’t been paying much attention to it, but he does think the man has a right to do whatever he wants.
Skip pressed Lil Wayne and asked for his opinion on race relations in the United States.
But Wayne refused to take the bait:
“God knows, I’ve been nothing but blessed.
…I have never dealt with racism.”
The 33-year-old went on to explain that millennials are moving away from racism because “it’s not cool to them.”
But co-host Shannon Sharpe, an African-American, ex-NFL player, wasn’t having it. Sharpe firmly believes that racism is alive and well in the United States:
“I’m 48 years old from rural south Georgia and if you don’t think it’s alive and well Wayne, check my time line… when Skip and I had a discussion last year they still would use the ‘n word’ they still call you the ‘animal with the ring around its tail.’ Hey, do you… If that makes you feel better. I think it says a lot more about you than me but I’m cool with it. It’s not going to stop me from doing what I do.
He knows it’s real, he just hasn’t experienced it.”
Wayne, in conclusion, said that when he was 12 and accidentally shot himself, it was a white officer who picked him up and carried him to the hospital.
All the other officers were too busy looking for drugs or other illegal things to help.
You can see the full segment in the video below: