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Lil Wayne stands by his 'no such thing as racism' comment.

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(12 Oct 2016) LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS HIS 'NO SUCH THING AS RACISM' COMMENT Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don't see it from his perspective. The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1's "Undisputed" that there was "no such thing as racism" because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn't cool. When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest. "Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though." Carter said. The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him. "He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me," Carter said. Carter says the man known as "Uncle Bob" personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him. "(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said 'He's gonna make it,'" Carter said. Still, he acknowledged that despite what he told Skip Bayless on "Undisputed," there is such thing as racism. However, he says when he looks out from the stage, he sees all colors. "When I open my eyes on stage and when I, at a Lil Wayne show when I come from under the stage. Man, it's not - it's the world out there. It's not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it's people - those people out there in that crowd. They make, quote unquote, and they make, quote unquote, Lil Wayne." He added: "That's who I happen to be, and I'm sorry I'm sorry if people can't understand. But I understand why they don't understand, it's because they don't come from the bottom of the stage and look at 20 to 30-thousand people. They don't get that opportunity. And I'm blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing. I have never witnessed racism." Carter made the comments while promoting the recently published "Gone Till November: A Journal of Rikers Island," a revealing account of his eight-month jail sentence in 2010 after a gun charge. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9b539431441b6d34f43a5c480a5ba8ee Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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okay racism doesn’t exist bc lil wayne was saved by uncle bob
KellEy Kelley (3 days ago)
the evidence he presented makes me understand his stance *BUT* his lyrics make him seem a lil hypocritical according to his logic for they police *Uncle Bob is a white but is/was a police officer and Mr. Carter lyrics are not the kindest to poLice* but I am just an a**hole with opinion : )
Chris Kirby (7 days ago)
Crazy story. Shoutout to uncle bob. Be an uncle bob
UnlikelyManx Gaming (9 days ago)
I looked at 30 to 40,ooo people and i was still broke as hell
Broo Klyn (16 days ago)
You speak the truth there's alot of uncle bobs and im pretty sure there's alot of blacks will do the same
Broo Klyn (17 days ago)
Little wayne is a man's man a man that's honest and dont see racism. Thank you uncle bob.
Brother Makkah Judah (18 days ago)
lil Wayne don’t know what he’s talking about.. shit he confused about his own sexuality. lol Wayne has a husband called birdman
Jonathan Padilla (18 days ago)
"I know a good motherfucker named Uncle Bob though"
Broo Klyn (19 days ago)
There is a very very very small percentage of racism I live in Brooklyn and there is black white Spanish all different kind of nationalities and we get along very well and like I said there's a very very very small percentage of racism but in reality there's much love the small percentage is because they don't love themselves so if you don't love yourself you don't love no one
Yo Mama (21 days ago)
He shat himself lmaoooooooooo deadddddddd
Thebest Ofmx (21 days ago)
This gave me goosebumps
Wayne Stirling (23 days ago)
I don't even like rap but just like that I like lil Wayne... Ever in England and need a place to crash, the sofas yours. Sorry but the beds comfy as shit so that's mine lol
Esteban Prince (23 days ago)
Racism doesn’t exist cause you were save by a white guy? Makes Sense
something (3 days ago)
Esteban Prince he’s saying that because people say that black people get disrespected by white people,and when he got shot a white guy saved him not a black guy
RJ O. (24 days ago)
Uncle fucking bob
BMass TV™ (25 days ago)
" I know a good motherfucka named Uncle Bob tho. " - TuneChi
jose garcia (25 days ago)
LIL WAYNE I HAVENT HEARD ANYTHING BAD ABOUT YOU
ali bell (25 days ago)
I’ve just had a new found respect for this guy . Don’t judge a book by its cover 👍🏻
I Like Ahegao (26 days ago)
lil Wayne humble
Sarah Dixon (26 days ago)
Who cares what little wayne says really. He isn't very important.
Robert Henderson (27 days ago)
There is such a thing as pride. Pride says I'm better than you. Race is just an excuse.
Katie Kirtley (28 days ago)
He's a good guy. He's honest and you gotta respect him for it. Racism is real but not ever person will have to deal with it.
kamikaze Gilmore (28 days ago)
Respect!!!
S_L_H (28 days ago)
That's a man with open eyes! EVERYBODY has the opportunity to be part of the world and not just a section of it. Whatever choice you make is on you!
Alexey Guggenberger (29 days ago)
I respect that man , even looks like that type of music and type of life is not the best option... but its still beeing music and this artist still be a simple man ...
sad sushi (29 days ago)
Off topic but am I the only person who finds him cute....well except for his voice 😂
sangawashere (29 days ago)
I mean white white people did invent American nation so they it's because of then other types of people have a home
Anthony Visco (29 days ago)
Why couldn’t Uncle Bob be named Tom?
Brandon Moreland (29 days ago)
When this guy can go more than a month without having a seizure and he can complete one full senate without me need a translator I'll start taking him seriously. Wealth doesn't necessarily always Equal Intelligence
HIP HOP DEFINITION (29 days ago)
Couldn't agree more.
Shu (1 month ago)
Shit misleading tittle.
lucky 1 (1 month ago)
Yall a bunch of fucking idiots saying bless this little demon gremlin...blessing this man that has sillys ass tattoos all over his face rapping about violence...yall crazy 👹👎
Ip Man (1 month ago)
12 year old wayne should have another gun to stop himself from getting shot by himself simple.
Prob_io (1 month ago)
Wow he's actually amazing...
Lone (1 month ago)
Misleading title meant to make people dislike Wayne
pro skateboarder
Msantor1605 (1 month ago)
"....I know a good mufucker name Uncle Bob though." Powerful. Love that interview.
Brian Kehinde (1 month ago)
One word: MYOPIC. Lil' Wayne is insulated by fame and wealth, and unfortunately, he has a warped and narrow-minded view of life and he is a total narcissist. He's successful and living the American dream, but ignorance is not a virtue.
jordan wright (1 month ago)
Respect to lil Wayne speaking his mind not worried about what he knew people would twist his words and everything form this interview. Wayne is a legend
PayBack AMVz (1 month ago)
Everytime, i just build up more respect him, bless up
Miranda Elaine (1 month ago)
Never thought Lil Wayne would have me so choked up
Sam R (1 month ago)
This title is ultra-retarded
RB (1 month ago)
My father always tells me 'good and bad are everywhere'
Vicente C (1 month ago)
Lil Wayne gave uncle bob permission to say the N word
rainwolf034 (1 month ago)
He getting at the point that people can be dicks, if black or white, or a good MF named uncle bob.. listen to what he says.. just because he talks slower doesn’t mean he is thinking slowly.. people think he’s burned out, but he is not.. tired of people taking shots at him over this comment and not knowing what he is saying.
Captain Howdy (1 month ago)
Lil Wayne is a real OG 🤘🏽 respect
Daniel Beavers (1 month ago)
See this is how i feel. There are racist people all over the world. But i honestley think a white and black person has a better chance to love one anothe and be frinds then 2 white people or 2 black people. Because you know how the world looks at it and you know that there is racesisam. So when a black and white person get close or does a good deed for the other it makes you love and appreciate that person more than you would someone from your own race. You have a greater respect for one anothers friendship to the other because truthfully you exspect because the way the world is for ther to be a little scepticism towards one another going in. So when you see that this person from another race loves you as much if not more then a family member of your own race. You get a greater respect for that love. You see it in sports all the time.
john barns (1 month ago)
he know what it is he just dont wanna lose his white fan base and even get more by saying that dumb shyt
Jacob Ingle (1 month ago)
Dude doesnt get enough credit for how wise, kind and deep he is. He sees people as the individuals they are. You'd be surprised how fast racism disappears when you dp that
Derek Alley (1 month ago)
This guy needs to show Kanye how to properly speak your mind when it's against the grain.
BeepBeep Lettuce (1 month ago)
Lil Wayne is a great person
P Zeid (1 month ago)
the GOAT
Mbakisi Sibanda (1 month ago)
This guy a legend...
zhealthcare (1 month ago)
Isn’t this the same guy who overdosed on lean like a million times lmao
ProvenDeviant (1 month ago)
Real af
steven Kennedy (1 month ago)
Wow thanks for the story and truth you told to the world. If only more people had the same views and Opinions as lil Wayne the world would be a better place. 🌍😀
paul flynn (1 month ago)
TH AN K YOU. HOLY FUCK WAYNE YOU CAN END THIS RACISM BULLSHIT
BUDGET BALLER (1 month ago)
as ignorant as this is, you gotta love the "I know a good motherfucker named Uncle Bob tho" is such a legendary quote
Hilmon Stigler (1 month ago)
God bless you Lil Wayne
NORAN RAD (1 month ago)
Technically there is no such thing as racism, it's an idea we all have built up in our collective mind as a civilization to the degree of it taking on the effects of actual things
Knock /Da Deathstroke (1 month ago)
Lil Wayne should stand by a rehab centre and consider going inside
jose martinez (1 month ago)
Oh Mr. Wayne it's good that you feel this way as you were VERY FORTUNATE in this scenario! Let's hope you NEVER have to experience the "other" thing. It feels HORRIBLE!!
2Big (1 month ago)
Wayne is so dumb but it works 😂😂
Abhay Ajoodha (1 month ago)
What a lovely chap...
Remofilwe Semaushu (1 month ago)
I LOVE WEEZY...I AM A PROUD WAYNIAC.
Brandon Ward (1 month ago)
“When you see that confederate flag you know what it is....a white cracker motherfucker probably voted for him” (Bush) - (Lil Wayne actual lyrics) He’s either a hypocrite a liar or he’s delusional!!
J Mo (1 month ago)
You'd never see this shit on CNN
Best fight page (1 month ago)
Man he seems so kind love ya brother
Christian Ortega (1 month ago)
Respect this dude 💯💯💯 times more now !
Robert Cobklin (1 month ago)
I have way more respect for him now
chad Jacobsen (1 month ago)
Get'em!
Something Nothing (1 month ago)
Sorry but t series is trying to kiss bob
Alim Kinte (1 month ago)
So the act of one white man gives Lil Wayne the gumption to say he’s impervious or oblivious to white racism, BUT what he does know is that because two Black men (probably Black men of the nigga persuasion) didn’t pay him that much attention, he can call Black men and women at large niggas, bitches, hoes, I’m going to kill this and have sex with that one...Lil Wayne is using Uncle Bob as his white savior to keep all that white money he loves making. And his album was trash. I don’t support niggas, I support upstanding Black men.
Colt Hawkins (1 month ago)
1:20 - 1:28 i dont care about any explicit music , grammys , prizes hes created and achieved. what hes done or said. that moment alone, right there tells me he is a goddamn good man.
XJohnMasonX (1 month ago)
It would be nice if everyone would just come together and realize, that having a different skin color doesn't make you a better or a bad person, the actions that we make are what shapes us. I don't have any issues with any skin color, I'm white myself and I know, these days having this color has privileges and I'm sad that it is how it is, it shouldn't be like this, it's unfair. But maybe someday, just maybe someday we could all have the same rights.. And we are getting there, but getting close minded people to understand how we can actually achieve this peace is a problem and it takes time, unfortunately. (When it really shouldn't) And now I mean every person, no matter the skin color to do the same. History is behind us and it's not forgotten, but let's see and achieve a brighter future, together.
QualityContentEverday (1 month ago)
Legend
bissan swedan (1 month ago)
This game me chills
Robmoney 4life (1 month ago)
Gave
bissan swedan (1 month ago)
This game me chills
Robmoney 4life (1 month ago)
Gave
n1kkoGFX (1 month ago)
"I know a good muhh fucka named uncle Bob tho" 😂😂😂😂
Charlie Day (1 month ago)
You know Uncle Bob watches this and disagrees lol
ELITOS Burritos (29 days ago)
Charlie Day uncle bob died
zac cole (1 month ago)
Wayne is OG of rap today. Excluding Pac and Biggie. Always been my favorite rapper and seeing this makes it that much better. He’s real as hell.
Brittany Fraser (1 month ago)
I wish he didn’t have such a stupid voice. I CANNOT take him seriously . 🐸
Renzo Alvau (1 month ago)
The balls on this guy. Loved him in this interview.
yeet 69 (1 month ago)
1:05
Dario da Silva (1 month ago)
He probably listens to Jesse Lee Peterson!
Glenmoral-Ocean (1 month ago)
Racism still exists, you people only listen to what you like to hear. Not the truth.
Jessica Opal (1 month ago)
When you thought you couldn't like him more.
Enrique Perez (1 month ago)
Love his voice
Audio Codex (1 month ago)
He's fkn Right.
BigAnt 1738x2 (1 month ago)
Look at all the tump supporters liking this
Neira Udovicic (1 month ago)
I love him soooo fucking much, i grew up listening to him, and i still do
rootbeer543 (1 month ago)
Just because he was saved by a white man doesn’t mean racism doesn’t exist. Yes there are white people who aren’t racists, but that doesn’t mean racism doesn’t exist at all. I, personally, have never experienced racism, but I know people who have.
Bruce Banner (1 month ago)
He is fucking right about this.
Wow. You could say he's... *a sucker for pain.*
john mac (1 month ago)
LITTLE WAYNE I LOVE YOUR your mind set HOMIE LOL takes a brave SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!! man to tell the truth in light of what may happen your the real gangsta wayne
Jason Escobar (1 month ago)
Nice sound bite ya daft cunts
Jason Mason (1 month ago)
He sounds weird with his vkice and I bet he thinks it sounds cool.
Zigs Lok (1 month ago)
I fucking love this guy bro peace in love 💜
Jerry FromUSA (1 month ago)
I’m an old white Dude who winces at rap and I would be proud to vote for Lil Wayne as my president. He has the most refreshing, brave and inspirational take on race I have experienced. And yes hearing it was an emotional experience because I have been so accustomed to hearing whites being bashed as racists.
TrIx Kane (1 month ago)
Sadly there is such thing as racism but that doesn’t mean that you should make it your life mission to protest it but rather prove people wrong that you are capable of stuff no matter what color your skin is and most importantly count your blessings
Bryan Medina (1 month ago)
What’s the song at the beginning??

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