Lil Wayne responded this morning to accusations that he desecrated the American flag during the filming of his video for "God Bless Amerika." The track, featured on I Am Not a Human Being II, includes the lyrics ""My country 'tis of thee/Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die/God bless Amerika/This ol' godless Amerika."
The video shows an American flag behind Wayne drop to the ground, and Wayne steps on it during the filming.
He responded on Facebook today:
"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.
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