News: UPDATE: Lil Wayne Addresses Controversial Flag-Stomping Footage
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 12:15PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has stepped forward to address controversial footage of him stomping on the American flag during the filming of his “God Bless Amerika” music video last weekend.
According to Weezy F. Baby, the whole incident is a misunderstanding.
“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,” Wayne tweeted Tuesday (June 18). (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Details of the eye-catching footage and its context surfaced online Monday (June 17).
Lil Wayne trampled the American flag over the weekend … and there’s footage. Weezy performed the stunt while shooting his new music video for “God Bless Amerika” in New Orleans. During the shoot, Wayne begins rapping in front of a giant American flag … which is released to the ground. After it’s on the floor, Wayne continues to rap … while stepping all over the stars and stripes. The lyrics to Wayne’s song are just as controversial … “My country ’tis of thee / Sweet land of kill ‘em all and let ‘em die / God bless Amerika / This ole’ godless Amerika.”
More information on Wayne’s video shoot for the I Am Not A Human Being II record also turned up.
Lil Wayne headed back to his hometown of New Orleans to shoot the gritty video for “God Bless Amerika,” the new single off his album I Am Not a Human Being II. Weezy wears a “Jesus Saves, I Spend” tank top and Trukfit hat as he performs in front of an American flag on the streets of Hollygrove. It drops to the floor to reveal some of the real faces from his old neighborhood. (Rap-Up)
Last week, Atlanta’s DJ Drama broke the news of Wayne working on a Dedication 5 mixtape.
“Yup. D5. Tunechi. Dram. YM. Stay tuned. But pleaaaase…. b patient.,” he tweeted June 10th. (DJ Drama’s Twitter)
Check out the footage: