June 18th, 2013
02:19 PM ET
Lil' Wayne has a response for folks who found his alleged "stomp" on the American Flag offensive: It's not that deep.
In footage that leaked of behind-the-scenes visuals for Wayne's "God Bless Amerika" track, the rapper is seen stepping on an American flag as it falls down behind him. Music sites, blogs and even an MMA fighter voiced their displeasure for what was deemed unpatriotic.
Wayne's first rebuttal came via Twitter. "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! Its a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform," Wayne posted to his account.
The negative criticism must have left an impression on the New Orleans-born artist, who continued to defend himself on Facebook a few hours later.
"It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America," he wrote. "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. "
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