In a recent interview, Lil Wayne denied the existence of racism, arguing that white people who attend his concerts are living proof that it’s a thing of the past.
When asked by “Undisputed” co-host Skip Bayless about performing in front of a predominantly white audience in Westchester, the New Orleans rapper said it signified to him that racism is over and done.
“I don’t want to be bashed, because I don’t want to sound like I’m on the wrong — if there is a side, but I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism,” Wayne said. “That’s what I thought that was. That was a perfect example.”
Wayne also said he’s never experienced racism in his lifetime, crediting his “blessings” as an entertainer.
“I have never dealt with racism, and I’m glad I didn’t have to. I don’t know if it’s because of my blessings … but it is my reality,” he said. “I thought it was over; I still believe it’s over. But obviously it isn’t.”
Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, Jr., said that when it comes to hot-button issues in America, he chooses family over politics.
“My politics, my flag, my nation…that’s all that matters to me,” he said of his four children.