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Lil Wayne On Colin Kaepernick: ‘I Thought Racism Was Over’

Lil Wayne stopped by Undisputed Tuesday morning and talked about his non-retirement as well as offering up his opinion on Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem. Many artists before him have spoken either for or against Kaepernick’s stance with Fat Joe recently expressing his disapproval. Well, Lil Wayne has no opinion. The rapper has been so caught up in his bubble that he had no idea what was going on and had to ask for assistance. And despite that, Wayne’s still clueless.

“I’m not into it enough to even give an opinion. Somebody had to tell me why he was doing it. That’s how much I didn’t know what was going on, and I kinda still don’t. Somebody gotta explain to me like, ‘Yo, he kneeling because of Black Lives Matter thing and because’—that whole wave just went by me too fast for me to give an opinion.”

You have to respect his honesty, no matter how disappointing. As for his thoughts on racism? Lil Wayne doesn’t feel he’s best to speak on such things because, up until recently, he thought we were living in “post-racial” times. Especially since he has so many white fans attending his rap concerts as he noted.

“These 33 years have been nothing but a blessing,” Wayne said on the show. “I have never—never’s a strong word. I have never, never dealt with racism and I’m glad I didn’t have to.” Tunechi added that he didn’t know if being a star made him immune to racism, but he now knows racism does exist despite racism not being his reality, continuing, “I would have to say I thought it was over. I still believe it’s over, but, obviously it isn’t.”

Odd comments from the guy who recorded “Georgia Bush.”

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