Yesterday, if you tuned in, Lil Wayne stomped all over an American Flag while filming his music video "God Bless Amerika". How ironic. The shoot took place in New Orleans and when footage of the incident hit the news, fans as well as the general public were less than pleased.
Lil Wayne I hope you meet a couple soldiers in a dark alley. No excuse for trampling the American flag
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) June 18, 2013
Lil Wayne stomps on American Flag for his video for, "Amerika The Beautiful." Maybe he should have stepped on whoever taught him to spell
— J Chris Newberg (@thechrisarmy) June 18, 2013
Today, Lil Wayne defends himself saying that it was an accident. TMZ reports the rapper explains:
It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled 'God Bless Amerika'. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America.
Lil Wayne also states:
In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground.
Nonetheless, it's hard to believe considering that the song in the video features song lyrics that say, "My country 'his of thee, Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die, God bless Amerika, This ole' godless Amerika." Lil Wayne took to Facebook to defend his lyrics as well.
In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up.
I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don't get that chance. That's their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That's who I'm speaking for in this song.
Whether you believe Lil Wayne or not, many are still in an uproar about this. Hopefully, Lil Wayne will recover from this and be able to sell his new album. Who knows? Maybe sales will sky-rocket from this.