Lil Wayne performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Lil Wayne said he’s sorry for stepping on the American Flag while shooting a new video, “God Bless Amerika,” last weekend in Louisiana.
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In other words, his manager is sorry for all the negative press he received on Monday.
Images from the video shoot showed up on the Internet, showing a U.S. flag dropping on the ground behind Wayne while he performs. Then the rapper walks back and forth on it, which he now says he didn’t mean to happen.
“I didn’t step on the flag on purpose! It’s a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it’s just there as I perform,” he wrote on his Facebook page, according to Starpulse.com.
Images, however, show Wayne looking directly down at the flag while walking on it.
Maybe he needs glasses.
“It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America,” wrote Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, Jr. “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. 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.”
We already did.
Wayne explained what his new song is about, saying he has a different view of the country than people from “the Hood.”
“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,” he wrote. “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.
I think the next time I get a speeding ticket, I’ll split myself into two people and blame the other guy.
Contact Tony Hicks at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.
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