Wayne previously said he doesn't "know what racism is"
T.I. has responded to Lil Wayne‘s comments about Black Lives Matter.
Wayne gave a TV interview earlier this week where he said: “I am a young black rich motherfucker. If that don’t let you know that America understand that matter these days, I don’t know what it is.”
He later apologised for the remarks and reportedly fired his publicists for allowing the broadcast to happen.
As Spin reports, though, T.I. is still unhappy with the rapper. He took to Instagram to post an open letter to Wayne, in which he told him to “stop embarrassing yourself”.
“I don’t know what you goin thru, or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!!,” T.I. wrote in the post. “You’re disrespecting yourself, bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy.
“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.”
Read T.I.’s full letter below.
Lil Wayne recently said that he doesn’t know “what racism is” because of an incident when he was younger.
The rapper recently made headlines when he claimed that “there’s no such thing as racism”. Last month, speaking to The Associated Press, Wayne detailed a time when he was 12 years old when a police officer “white as snow” saved his life.
“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is,” Wayne said, adding: “It’s the world out there. It’s not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it’s people — those people out there in that crowd”.
He continued: “I’m blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing, I have never witnessed racism.”