Controversial rapper Lil Wayne abruptly halted a Tuesday interview when he was asked about the Black Lives Matter movement. He told the host of ABC News' "Nightline" he just doesn't "feel connected" to the group, calling those who do "crazy as s***."
During the sit-down, the performer, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was asked if he regrets saying during a September interview with Fox Sports host Skip Bayless that there "is no such thing as racism." In his response, Carter made it clear he doesn't, and seemed frustrated the question was even raised by host Lindsey Davis.
"What is it? What — what do you mean?" he asked, seemingly unfamiliar with the headline-grabbing movement that has been embraced by so many of his fellow celebrities.
After Davis explained her question, the rapper said: "That just sounds weird. I don't even know why you put a name on it. It's not a name. It's not, 'whatever, whatever.' It's somebody got shot by a policeman for a f****d-up reason."
From there, Carter, clearly uninterested in discussing Black Lives Matter, shared why he believes racism is a thing of the past, citing the fact that he has never experienced discrimination in his own life:
I am a young, black, rich motherf****r. If that don't let you know that America understand black motherf****rs matter these days, I don't know what it is. Don't come at me with that dumb s***, ma'am. My life matter, especially to my b****es.
I don't feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothin' to do with me. If you do, you crazy as s***.
Lil Wayne abruptly ended the interview after answering the question, telling Davis he ain't no f***in' politician."
Earlier in their discussion, the ABC anchor asked how he feels about some characterizing his rap lyrics as "vulgar, misogynistic, offensive, degrading." Carter simply said, "If that's what you categorize it under, then so be it."
"All those things made me who I am," he continued, "and I am a very successful man. Please keep lookin' out for more, cuz it's comin' baby."