Tip Calls Out Lil Wayne for Black Lives Matter Statement

tip-lil-wayne-blmLil Wayne stirred up more controversy recently, thanks to his recent answer to a question about the Black Lives Matter movement during an interview on ABC’s Nightline.

When asked about his thoughts on the movement, Wayne shocked his fans and the hip-hop community by declaring that BLM has nothing to do with him. “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” he said during the sit down. “I’m a young black rich motherf*cker. If that don’t let you know that America understand black f*ckin’ lives matter these days, I don’t know what it is.”

The rapper has since apologized for his statements, telling TMZ that Nightline interviewer Linsey Davis is actually to blame for his off-the-cuff remarks. “When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a b*tch and a h*e, I got agitated. From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses…Apologies to anyone who was offended,” he told the gossip site.

The semi-apology wasn’t good enough for Atlanta rapper Tip however. In addition to being a rapper, he’s also very involved in the black community and the BLM movement- one of his recent projects, Us or Else, was even inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

The longtime friend of Wayne shared a note on Instagram calling him out for his “buffoonery & coonin'”  and encouraging him to educate himself on what’s going on around him. “Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!!” Tip wrote, “You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what’s going on around US!!! I’m always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin’ you out here doin.”

Wayne has yet to respond to his friend’s statement, but the note seems to have rubbed his daughter, Reginae ,the wrong way. The 17-year-old daughter of Lil Wayne commented on Tip’s post asking if the rapper lost her dad’s phone number and saying that this conversation should have been handled privately.

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Read The King of the South’s entire note to Lil Wayne below:

@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I’m at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I’ve known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae’ spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don’t know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You’re disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don’t stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don’t mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what’s going on around US!!! I’m always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin’ you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it’s not as bad as BLM making it seem & you’re not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That’s what would be considered “Uncle Tom Shit”…. I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I’ve been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can’t do it for themselves…So be it. If you’re not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who’s been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you’re part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It’s #USorELSE out here

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