Lil Wayne's Black Lives Matter Comments Bring Out A Wide Variety Of Opinions On Twitter

If you saw "Lil Wayne" trending on Twitter this morning and were wondering what was going on, you've come to the right place. The rapper's name was making the rounds early Tuesday because Lil Wayne commented on the Black Lives Matter movement. When Wayne sat down with ABC's Nightline, Linsey Davis asked him his feelings about the movement, and Wayne replied, “That just sounds weird, I don’t know, that you put a name on it. It’s not a name, it’s not ‘whatever, whatever,’ it’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a f*cked up reason.”

After video of the interview, which aired at 12:35 a.m. on Nov. 2, hit the internet, Lil Wayne trended on Twitter for his remarks, naturally leading to people to have some opinions on the matter.

Lil Wayne continued his explanation of whether he supports Black Lives Matter, and said,

“I am a young black rich motherf*cker... If that don’t let you know that America understand black motherf*ckers matter these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white; he filmin’ me. I’m a n*gga... I don’t know what you mean, man, don’t come at me with that dumb ass sh*t, ma’am. My life matter.”

According to the rest of the clip, he doesn't feel the need to have have any sort of connection to the movement. He continued,

“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me. If you do, you crazy as sh*t. Not the camera You. Feeling connected to something that ain’t got nothin’ to do with you? If it ain’t got nothin’ to do with me, I ain’t connected to it.”

Many fans took to social media to talk about the interview and some defended his words, including some All Lives Matter proponents who cheered Wayne on for saying what they felt. Still, many were there to defend BLM:

Lil Wayne hasn't been shy in recent months when speaking on social issues. During an appearance on a radio program in September, Wayne told the hosts about a concert where most fans were white, “I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism.” That said, Wayne said himself on Nightline, “I ain’t no f*ckin’ politician.”