Lil Wayne thinks racism is over, because millennials

Who wants to tell him?

In a classic case of a celebrity conflating his personal, skewed-by-fame experiences with those of the general public, Lil Wayne stopped by the Undisputed sports show to make some questionable claims about racism.

Co-host Skip Bayless asked the rapper about his recent concert in Westchester, New York when Lil Wayne told him "the only black face you could see in the whole audience was your makeup artist."

“I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism," Wayne responded. "My crowd has always been everybody."

Wayne cited his younger generation of fans as more progressive, claiming that when it comes to racism, “it’s not cool to them.”

That may be true, but Wayne conflating his diverse fanbase with the end of racism seems like flawed logic. After all, he didn't think racism was over in 2014 when he bashed Donald Sterling over his racist remarks. Or in 2012, when he claimed he was discriminated against at an NBA game after a dispute over courtside tickets.

That's not what he told Bayless on Undisputed. “I have never...never’s a strong word. I have never, never dealt with racism and I’m glad I didn’t have to," the rapper added. 

USA Today


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