Lil Wayne has been receiving a lot of backlash from the Black community after the statements he made regarding the Black Lives Matter movement while being interviewed on ABC’s Nightline.
The rapper has since apologized for his statements, saying he was upset with the line of questioning the Nightline reporter was asking him.
That apology apparently wasn’t enough for T.I., who took to Instagram to address his disappointment in his friend’s statements. Among other things, Tip told Tunechi pointedly: “You MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin’ you out here doin.”
T.I. says he was just shown a clip of Wayne’s BLM comments by his kids, which prompted him to write a lengthy post about how close of a friend Wayne has been to him for the past 10 plus years. Mentioning that Wayne’s daughter spent countless times at his house, while Wayne was in prison. He later suggests he had considered Wayne to be like another father to his kids, until he was made aware of his stance on BLM. See the Instagram post below:
@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I’m at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I’ve known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae’ spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don’t know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You’re disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don’t stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don’t mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what’s going on around US!!! I’m always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin’ you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it’s not as bad as BLM making it seem & you’re not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That’s what would be considered “Uncle Tom Shit”…. I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I’ve been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can’t do it for themselves…So be it. If you’re not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who’s been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you’re part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It’s #USorELSE out here