T.I. Tells Lil Wayne to 'Stop Embarrassing Yourself' Over Black Lives Matter Comments

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T.I. performs onstage at 2016 Many Rivers to Cross Festival at Bouckaert Farm on Oct. 1, 2016 in Fairburn, Ga. 

T.I. is calling out Lil Wayne for the rapper’s controversial response to the Black Lives Matter movement in an interview that recently aired on ABC's Nightline. After viewing a video clip of the segment with his children, he wrote a long letter to Lil Wayne on Instagram that details their close relationship but confronts his “unacceptable” words. “You're disrespecting yourself, bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy,” he said.

"I don't feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothin' to do with me. I’m a young black rich motherf---er. If that don’t let you know that America understand black f---in' lives matter these days, I don't know what it is,” Lil Wayne had said on Nightline in response to a question about Black Lives Matter, the movement that formed in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin.

Lil Wayne later addressed his statement, giving more context about his mindset when the topic of BLM was brought up: "When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a bitch and a hoe, I got agitated," he told TMZ. "From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses."

In his Instagram note posted on Saturday (Nov. 7), T.I. wrote: “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,” he continued. “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 n---- 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!!!” Tip said.

“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!!!” he wrote. “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,” the rapper concluded. “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.”

 

@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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