Rapper Lil Wayne joined former ESPN talking head and current Fox Sports 1 show host Skip Bayless for an interview Tuesday and was, of course, asked about Colin Kaepernick and racism in America.
Lil Wayne declined to how opine on the Kaepernick situation because he hadn’t followed it closely — how refreshing — but he did give an answer about race that was a little surprising.
He was asked: “Where are we in the United Sates of America in race relations — in what you see from day to day in your life?”
“These 33 years have been nothing but a blessing. I have never — and never is a strong word — never dealt with racism,” Lil Wayne responded. “It is my reality.”
“So you’ve never experienced any offensive behavior from any other color?” Bayless replied.
“Never,” Lil Wayne answered.
Bayless then brought up a past interview where the rapper said that at a past rap concert the only black face that was in the audience was his makeup artist. The rest of the audience was white. Bayless asked Lil Wayne how he interpreted this.
“I don’t want to be bashed, because I’m going to sound like I’m on the wrong — if there is a side — but I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism,” he said. “My crowd has always been everybody.”
“Not only did I [think racism was] over, I still believe it’s over. But, obviously, it isn’t,” he also said.
What do you think of this?