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Lil Wayne Apologizes For Walking On American Flag, Twitter Isn’t So Forgiving

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Lil Wayne recently apologized for stomping on the American flag. However, some people clearly aren’t ready or willing to forgive the rapper.

The controversy began when images of Lil Wayne walking across the American flag appeared online. The incident took place at a music video shoot in Louisiana over the weekend.

In the video, an American flag can be seen falling down behind Lil Wayne during his performance. He then walks back and forth across the flag, a fact which didn’t settle very well with many people.

According to the Contra Costa Times, Lil Wayne said he didn’t intend to walk on the flag during his concert.

The rapper explained:

“It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled ‘God Bless Amerika.’ The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground.”

Even if Lil Wayne didn’t mean to walk across the American flag during his video shoot, Starpulse points out the rapper is still in violation of the US Flag Code. The law states the flag can never be allowed to touch the ground or disrespected in any way.

Despite his apology, some people are convinced Lil Wayne did this on purpose. Many of them have expressed their thoughts and feelings about the rapper on Twitter. Here’s a sampling of their reactions.

These tweets are really just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re curious to read more — and be prepared for plenty of nasty language — put “lil wayne flag” into Twitter search. You’ll be surprised at what comes up.

Here’s a video of the incident in question.

What do you think about Lil Wayne walking on the American flag during his recent music video shoot? Do you think his apology was sincere?

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6 Responses to “Lil Wayne Apologizes For Walking On American Flag, Twitter Isn’t So Forgiving”

  1. Zaius Eason

    I believe lil wayne's side of this one. If anyone takes action against him over a "flag code violation" but not illegal aliens or corrupt politicians someone needs to be shot.

  2. Erin Rose Bouvier

    I don't think he meant to desecrate anything….it looks like he was just too self-absorbed and stupid to notice that letting the flag drop to the ground and shuffling around on it might be something he should avoid. I don't believe the part where he says "the flag was never supposed to hit the ground" because nobody looked concerned or acted as if it was a mistake when it happened. I just think he had no clue it would be a problem if it touched the ground. Chalk it up to ignorance.