(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- Rap star Lil Wayne weighed into the debate surrounding the death of George Floyd, a black man who appears to have been killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. His tragic death sparked angry protests all over the country, but Lil Wayne told his followers during a live video on Instagram that this isn’t about race and all police officers shouldn’t be blamed for what happened.
“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific,” Lil Wayne said during a conversation on social media with fellow rapper Fat Joe. “We have to get so specific and what I mean by that, we have to stop viewing it from such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody of a certain race or everybody with a badge.”
It goes against the narrative of far-left agitators and rioters who have taken to the streets all over the United States, burning down buildings and destroying the businesses that many people (including African Americans) have spent years building.
“We have to actually get into who that person is,” Wayne said about the man who is believed to have killed Floyd. “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.”
Footage of the incident shows police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for around eight minutes, despite Floyd repeatedly telling the officer that he couldn’t breathe. Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a store.
His actions have been used by far-left ideologues, Democrats, and Black Lives Matter activists to suggest there is systemic and institutional racism perpetrated against black people. The data, however, suggests otherwise. Despite white Americans committing less violent crime than many other racial groups, police officers consistently shoot dead more white people every year.
This appears to be a case of police brutality and not racism, and Lil Wayne is one of the first big names to admit it. Let’s see how long it takes for him to be canceled.