Lil Wayne Tried to Block ‘Nightline’ Anti-Black Lives Matter Interview?
TMZ is reporting that Lil Wayne was so upset after his interview with Nightline went south, he tried to have it blocked from airing. According to the site, sources close to Wayne sent several emails to the network, insisting that the interview never air, however, the network never responded.
It's pretty obvious why Wayne reportedly wanted the interview to be blocked-- the disaster of an interview ignited a wave of backlash for the rapper after he seemed to double down on his previous "racism doesn't exist" mantra and was incredibly dismissive of the Black Lives Matter movement, implying that he was unaware of the movement, and it's dumb to get involved. Before the interview was over, a clearly agitated Lil Wayne pulled his mic and walked out, saying, “I ain’t no f—in’ politician.”
Wayne has since apologized for the interview, insisting that he was upset by reporter Lindsey Davis' line of questioning.
“When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a b---- and a hoe, I got agitated,” he reportedly told TMZ. “From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses," he said on Wednesday (Nov. 2). "Apologies to anyone who was offended."
For their part, ABC News told TMZ that nothing was pre-approved by Wayne's camp and that no topic was off limits for the interview. TMZ claims they were told that Wayne went as far as to fire his publicists after the interview aired.
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