Yesterday, we told you about the controversy surrounding a recent Lil Wayne video that seemed to show the New Orleans rapper stepping all over the American flag.
Lil Wayne has responded to the controversy, releasing a statement earlier today.
Weezy says he had no intention of desecrating the American flag, and that the video that surfaced online captures a camera trick in progress.
“The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed behind the American Flag was the [‘hoods] of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what’s behind it but will never see it on the ground,” he explained.
“In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up,” he wrote on Facebook. “I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance. That’s their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That’s who I’m speaking for in this song.”
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