Black entertainers disagreeing with basic leftist talking points aren’t always well-received (see Ray Lewis Drops Truth Bomb on Colin Kaepernick. Predictable Liberals Rage… and Cam Newton on Kaepernick: “We’re all the same color.” Twitter Rages…). Yet black athletes and entertainers continue to enter the fray. The latest? Rapper Lil’ Wayne has contributed to the conversation…
“Skip, they wouldn’t want to ask me that,” Carter said. “They wouldn’t want my answer to represent them because God knows I have been nothing but blessed. These 33 years have been nothing but a blessing. I have never — and never is a strong word — never dealt with racism.”
Later in the interview, Carter also acknowledged the fact that there are a lot of white people who show up to his concerts — a fact he said goes to show “there is no such thing as racism” anymore.
The popular performer also weighed in on the recent rash of police officer-related shootings of black men, telling Bayless’ co-host Shannon Sharpe it’s important to “figure out what’s going on first,” adding that the solution might be as simple as “coming together” as a country.
“The solution might be as simple as “coming together” as a country.”
Let’s skip the part where we show you the tweets of people calling him a sellout, because what he said here is important.
I think we can agree it’s optimistic but slightly naive to claim racism doesn’t exist at all. But on the flip side, claiming all minorities are victims of racism? Downright insulting, wrong, and the ultimate in pessimism. Yes? Excellent, let’s move on.
Lil’ Wayne could have done what Shannon Sharpe suggested, that is claim a phony I-was-discriminated-against experience. Because it’s what people expect him to say. Due to the skin tone. Instead he was honest. Lil’ Wayne admitted he’s been blessed. He admitted there’s something “going on” based on what he’s seen, sure. But “Weezy’s” personal experience? When every night he goes on stage and sees people of all races? It’s not what the media
sells you tells you it is. In his personal experience, racism doesn’t exist.
Lil’ Wayne even advise that people wait and think before blindly reacting. Imagine that. Pausing to reflect, considering different aspects of any issue, before jumping on board a bandwagon. Naturally the Twitter eggs are incoming.
Last thought before we sign off: sometimes we see exactly what we want to see. Lil’ Wayne’s personal experiences could be as simple as his outlook. He’s not looking for racism. Therefore he doesn’t see racism. He is looking for success and positivity. Which is all he sees. And has. Something to be said for a shifting outlook…
Thank you Lil’ Wayne. Also, “Right Above It” is dope.
Despite what Black Lives Matter says, no racism isn’t everywhere. And no, facts are not “racist.” Stop that.