Lil Wayne Apologizes for Black Lives Matter Comments

He’s also blamed the “Nightline” host for asking questions about his daughter that “agitated” him

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Lil Wayne performs onstage during the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival  at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 03: Lil Wayne performs onstage during the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Lil Wayne made some controversial remarks during an interview on last night’s episode of ABC’s “Nightline.” In the interview, Wayne said he did not like giving a name to the Black Lives Matter movement, and seemed to disagree with the idea that people don’t already believe Black Lives Matter. Wayne has now apologized for his comments, telling TMZ, “Apologies to anyone who was offended.” He has also blamed “Nightline”’s Linsey Davis for asking questions about his daughter, which he said threw him off: “When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe, I got agitated,” he said. “From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses.”

During the interview, Davis asked Wayne, “So, your daughter, would you have any problem with her being called a bitch or a hoe?” Wayne answered, “Yeah, if they calling her a bitch or a hoe, I have a huge problem with that.”

The “Nightline” interview echoed recent sentiments from Wayne where he said “there’s no such thing as racism.” When asked about Black Lives Matter previously, he replied, “That whole wave just went right by me, way too fast to even give an opinion, so I was just like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s what’s happening.’”

Read “Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson on the Power of Protest Music” and “The Sounds of Black Lives Matter.”

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