Watch Lil Wayne say “there’s no such thing as racism” during TV interview

Rapper says, "My crowd has always been everybody"

Lil Wayne said “there’s no such thing as racism” during his much-hyped TV interview yesterday (September 13).

During his appearance on FOX Sports, which the rapper used to end speculation that he is planning to retire from music, host Skip Bayless asked about the predominantly white crowd at a recent Lil Wayne gig and the number of “white kids” who enjoy rap music.

“I don’t want to be bashed, because I don’t want to seem like I’m on the wrong side,” Wayne replied. “But I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism.”


“I thought that was a perfect example,” Wayne continued. “When I look out and I’m coming out the bottom of the stage to do my show on tour and I’m in my stance or whatever and I open my eyes, I see everybody. I don’t have a ‘this’ type of crowd or ‘that’ type of crowd. My crowd has always been everybody.” Watch below.

The New Orleans artist had fuelled speculating about his future earlier this month when he tweeted: “I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m dun.”

During his appearance on FOX Sports yesterday, Wayne was asked by Skip Bayless whether he is planning to walk away from music as his tweet had suggested. The rapper then clarified that he would not be retiring, saying that the tweet stemmed from an argument with fellow rapper and Cash Money label boss Birdman.


“This is business. Once business is involved – I’ve got a family, I’ve got kids, I have a mother, I’ve got bills to pay – this is business, and once the business is right, everything is right,” Wayne explained. “I did feel that way [about retiring], [and] I didn’t take the tweet down because I still feel that way. When something is done about it, then things will change.”

Asked by co-host Shannon Sharpe if he would work with Birdman again, Wayne said that he would not.

“No sir,” Wayne replied, before Sharpe asked if he was looking for his “pay day” from Birdman in order to finish his dealings with him. “Yes sir,” Wayne confirmed. “There’s nothing behind that: give me mine, and I’ll walk off free.”

Watch another clip from the interview courtesy of the show’s Twitter account below.

Lil Wayne had also quelled retirement rumours prior to yesterday’s interview by dropping a new track, ‘Grateful’, which took aim at Cash Money.

You don’t see Stunna right next to me/And I won’t see Stunna write cheques to me / They can’t put no more Weezy baby out/ That’s that Cash Money vasectomy,” goes one line. Another has him rapping: “Tell the press I’m not depressed / I just had to press reset“.

‘Grateful’ is streaming exclusively on Tidal now. His 12th studio album, ‘Tha Carter V, had been expected later this year, but he has yet to confirm a release date.

Listen to ‘Grateful’ below.