Lil Wayne discusses race, Aaron Rodgers and LeBron James’ greatness
Lil Wayne doesn’t believe in racism, or at least its existence in his life as it currently stands.
This was one eyebrow-raising point the rapper made during his appearance on Undisputed on Tuesday morning, which also included some spicy takes on the greatness of Aaron Rodgers and LeBron James.
Asked by Undisputed co-host Skip Bayless to explain why "a lot of white kids love rap," Wayne said it’s because he thinks racism doesn’t exist anymore.
"I don’t want to be bashed … but I think it’s a message that there’s clearly no such thing as racism," Wayne said.
Wayne continued, saying his "blessings" and experiences as an entertainer have led to this view on race relations.
"I’ve never dealt with racism," Wayne said. "And I’m glad I’ve never had to. … I believe it’s over. But obviously, it isn’t."
"You’ve never experienced any offensive behavior from any other color?" Bayless asked.
"No, sir," Wayne said.
Wayne also addressed Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem. He said he’s too removed from the prejudice to weigh in:
"I respect the man and his decision, and that’s all I can do. I have no opinion on it, because thing’s outside me. … I’m not into it enough to give an opinion. … Somebody had to explain it to me like, ‘He’s kneeling because of that whole Black Lives Matter thing’ … that whole wave or whatever. … That whole wave just went by me too fast to even give me an opinion."
Pivoting to sports, Wayne — a Green Bay Packers fan — spoke on Aaron Rodgers, whom he’d take over Brett Favre as the better quarterback.
"I’m gonna have to go [Rodgers] because it’s all about being better. I believe… that [Rodgers] wants to be better. That he wants to be that and more. And he’s doing it."
Wayne also said LeBron James’ is a more dynamic ballplayer than Stephen Curry.
"[James] … he’s like Antonio Brown. You can put him in the backfield, you can do the slot, flanker. You know what [Steph Curry] is going to do."
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