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.
— Gabriel Faraci (@Papparaci) June 19, 2013
Has anyone seen this video of lil wayne trampling the US flag??? Google it and if it doesn’t bother you, you can unfollow me
— micah magee (@MageeMicah) June 19, 2013
As if I needed more reason to hate lil Wayne, he has now desecrated the US flag. retire and move out of my Country. Sincerely, everyone
— Evan Meikle (@EvanM396) June 19, 2013
Lil Wayne, stepping on flag just as disrespectful as your lyrics. If your bold enough to do it b bold enough to admit it
— Shelly M-Schumacher (@shellym1614) June 19, 2013
I dont need a picture of Lil Wayne standing on a flag for me to think he is an idiot. Why are you guys acting so surprised??
— Seth Tidwell (@Seth_Tidwell) June 19, 2013
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?