Did rapper Lil Wayne go too far in his new music video? Footage of his “God Bless America” video shoot is sparking controversy online today for showing what appears to be the rapper stomping on the stars and stripes.
The video making rounds on YouTube shows Lil Wayne in front of a large American flag. The flag drops to the ground (insulting enough, for some) and Lil Wayne starts jumping up and down on it.
“I don’t why he steps on the US flag, it’s wrong. Each individual should respect his country’s flag,” read the clip’s description.
The song “God Bless America” arrives with Wayne’s “I Am Not A Human Being II” an album which is already reportedly heavy with the political criticism now all too familiar to fans of the rapper.
“My country, tis of thee / Sweet land of kill them all and let them die / So God bless America, this so Godless America,” read the lyrics.
Wayne’s criticism of America and her oft-contentious politics is also apparent in other songs like “Dontgetit,” a “Tha Carter III” single that has the rapper slamming everything from sentencing rules to Al Sharpton.
But Lil Wayne may have outdone himself by stomping on the American flag, with a social reaction that includes comments like:
“I think his rhymes were made in China. Take that defective sh** back!”
“you are not supposed to even let the flag touch the ground, or you need to burn it…respect the flag or f*cking move…”
“Move to the middle east and see where that lands your hollywood “gangsta”,ass. Wangsta is what this dude is.”
You can check out the clip of Lil Wayne stomping on the American flag below, but let us know what you think. Did he cross a line?
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