Lil Waye caused a bit of a controversy this week when he was spotted walking across an American flag while filming his latest video for the song “God Bless Amerika.”
Wayne wrote an apology today on his Facebook page saying that he didn’t mean to desecrate the flag. Wayne said that the American flag won’t be shown on the ground in the video. Instead, Wayne will be shown performing in front of the American flag which will then be removed to reveal the “hoods of America.”
Wayne writes: “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. In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up. I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance. That’s their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That’s who I’m speaking for in this song.”
Wayne also added took to Twitter to talk to his fans about the incident. Wayne explained that the flag was supposed to fall next to him and that he didn’t realize that he was walking on the American flag.
I didn’t step on the flag on purpose! It’s a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it’s just there as I perform
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 18, 2013
Here’s the video that caused the controversy.
What do you think about the Lil Wayne American flag controversy? Do you think the singer was aware that he was walking on the American flag?