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Lil Wayne ends Nightline interview by pulling out red bandana, says “I’m a gangbanger, I’m connected”

on November 03, 2016, 3:10pm

Lil Wayne is once again making headlines for comments he’s made about race in America. After saying he doesn’t believe racism exists on Undisputed, the rapper told Nightline that he “ain’t connected to” the Black Lives Matter movement before storming out of the interview. Now, Wayne’s entire appearance on Nightline has come online, and you can see just how abrupt his departure really was.

Linsey Davis began the interview by asking questions about Wayne’s controversial lyricism and his use of marijuana. According to an apology the rapper later issued to TMZ, it was when Davis asked if he’d be upset if someone called his daughter a “bitch” or a “hoe.” Wayne said he’d never used those words to describe a particular woman — unless they deserved it — but it was apparently this line of inquiry that got him riled. When Davis brought up BLM, Wayne said he was a “young, black, rich motherfucker,” so the movement didn’t apply to him.

“I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me,” he said. “If you do, you crazy as shit.” He then pulled out a red bandana and told Davis, “I’m connected to this motherfucking flag right fucking here. I’m connected. I’m a gangbanger, I’m connected.” At that point, the interview was promptly ended when he stood and said, “I ain’t no fucking politician.” Watch the full video above.

Speaking to TMZ, Wayne said, “When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a ‘bitch’ and a ‘hoe’, I got agitated. From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses. Apologies to anyone who was offended.”

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