Lil Wayne caused an uproar after he had some demeaning comments about Black Lives Matter on Nightline this week. After saying he didn’t “get” what BLM means he apologized, explained why his was so upset and the interview and it was later revealed his publicist tried to make sure the interview didn’t air. Well, the publicist failed, and that snafu cost them their job and people are still upset with Weezy as the fallout continues.
One of those people angry at Wayne for his comments is his friend and fellow rapper T.I. Tip took to Instagram to post a lengthy rant aimed towards Weezy after his children showed him the video. There T.I. called the comments “unacceptable” and “buffoonery & coonin'” while revealing that he and Wayne are close and their daughters are friends as well.
“I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!!” T.I. said in the post. “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.” He went on to tell Wayne that instead of making disparaging remarks he could have simply said no comment and moved on. “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.”
T.I. has not bit his tongue as it pertains to political matters, and he even released an entire EP, Us Or Else, attacking social injustice back in September, so it’s not a surprise to see him take aim at Lil Wayne even though he considers him a friend. Check out Tip’s entire post below.
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@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