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T.I. speaks out against Lil Wayne's "unacceptable" Black Lives Matter comments

Ralph Bristout

 // Nov 6, 2016

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Lil Wayne fixed himself a comfy spot under the media microscope this week after his now infamous, headline grabbing interview on ABC's "Nightline."

Still lingering since the Tuesday night interview, the New Orleans rapper generated mass uproar for comments made about Black Lives Matter. After stating that he didn’t “feel connected” to the movement, as it "ain’t got nothing to do with me," and later apologizing, in addition to reportedly firing his publicist, the fallout against Wayne continues.

Lil Wayne blames tone of "Nightline" comments on interviewer

Among those angered by his comments is his longtime friend and fellow collaborator T.I.

Sharing his thoughts on the matter, Tip took to Instagram on Saturday (November 5) and posted a lengthy message aimed at his friend and the "unacceptable" words that has stirred quite the uproar.

"I'm at a complete loss of words here," Tip wrote. "Wayne I've known you over a decade […] Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still ni**a U TRIPPING!!!! I don't know what you goin thru, or what you are attempting to avoid, but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!!," he continued.

"I've been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can’t do it for themselves…So be it."

Tip then went on to point out what many have been discussing and that is how these disparaging comments by Wayne is enough to tarnish the rapper's legacy, especially with the current events being raised within black communities across the country.

"Bro if you don't stand for something out here, all the money, jewelry, cars, mansions, bandannas & hit records don't mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!!," he wrote. "You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what's going on around US!!!"

@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I'm at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I've known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae' spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don't know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You're disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don't stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don't mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what's going on around US!!! I'm always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin' you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it's not as bad as BLM making it seem & you're not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That's what would be considered "Uncle Tom Shit".... I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I've been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can't do it for themselves...So be it. If you're not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who's been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you're part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It's #USorELSE out here

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T.I. has not bit his tongue as it pertains to political matters, and he even released an entire EP, Us Or Else, attacking social injustice back in September. Check out Tip's entire post below.

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