Thousands including rapper J. Cole have taken to the streets to demand for justice and protest the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man that recently died during arrest at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
Video footage showed Floyd face down on the pavement as a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. After repeatedly telling the officer he couldn’t breathe, Floyd became unresponsive and was pronounced dead shortly after.
Lil Wayne during a an Instagram Live broadcast in which he discussed the response to Floyd’s high-profile death. The rapper suggested that people should place the blame on themselves regarding the out come and not the police.
“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. And what I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge,” Wayne told Fat Joe during the broadcast. “We have to actually get into who that person is. And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”
When actor, Lakeith Stanfield caught sight of the comment by Wayne, he was not impressed with how the rapper saw things and went ahead to call out the rapper for the comment.
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“Wayne stfu.” Stanfield captioned a since deleted Instagram post.
Check out Wayne’s interview below.