Lil Wayne's bleak video for "God Bless Amerika," released by the rapper on Monday night, is filled with scenes of urban devastation in his native Hollygrove, New Orleans. There are closeup views of poverty, decked-out riot police and abandoned homes, one with "They don't care" written on it, a nod to the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the area in 2005.
There's also a large American flag, which was last seen being stepped on by Wayne in behind-the-scenes video footage from the shoot. He later apologized and clarified that the stomping would not be utilized in the finished version. Indeed in the released clip, the flag is an early backdrop before it is lowered to show neighbors behind him. Watch: