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.

@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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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.”