Even before the premiere of the music video for new single “God Bless Amerika,” Lil Wayne has already sparked controversy after behind-the-scenes footage from song’s video leaked earlier today (June 17).
Shot in his hometown of New Orleans, the footage features Weezy singing in front of an American flag, surrounded by a crowd of locals from his former neighborhood in Hollygrove. As the flag falls to the ground, the rapper dances across it, a stab in the heart to U.S. Flag Code and patriots alike.
The video isn’t the first time the rapper has come into hot water for getting “political.” His track “Georgia…Bush” heavily criticized the Bush administration for its efforts overseas and in Hurricane Katrina relief. More recently, Wayne lost his endorsement with PepsiCo after his lyrics on Future’s “Karate Chop” remix were deemed insensitive towards civil rights icon Emmett till.
The single, produced by Cool & Dre, appears on Wayne’s newest album, “I Am Not a Human Being II,” which dropped in March and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Watch the behind-the-scenes clip here: