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.
Lil' Wayne, the star of the America's Most Wanted Music Festival might have rubbed Lady Liberty the wrong way.
Wayne shot a video for his single, "God Bless Amerika," in New Orleans and some leaked footage shows the rapper walking on the American Flag. The track which is featured on Wayne's latest album, "I Am Not A Human Being II," only adds to the controversy behind the imagery. At the very beginning of the song, Wayne raps:
"My country tis of thee/Sweet land of kill them all and let them die."
Obviously no stranger to controversy Wayne's video for "God Bless Amerika" has already generated talk on blogs on whether or not the act is unpatriotic or just being blown out of proportion.
On social media, much of the talk has leaned on the anti-Wayne side.
"Get Lil Wayne all the way the hell out of here..... stomping on the American flag??? Enough of this clown," wrote user, S.L..
We'll know Wayne meant to make a statement if he repeats the act on the America's Most Wanted Music Festival, which kicks off July 9 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Did Lil' Wayne go too far or is this not a big deal?
According to Paris Hilton, the world won't have to wait too long for her new album.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Hilton discusses Sofia Coppola's film, "The Bling Ring," based on the true story about a group of kids accused of robbing celebrities in 2008 and 2009. A victim of the Bling Ring six times, Hilton makes an appearance in the film, but also discusses the status of her reported pop album on Cash Money Records – the same label that is home to hip-hop stars Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
There was so little information surrounding Lil Wayne's hospitalization two weeks ago that at one point, it seemed the rapper was either on his deathbed, or just resting up.
But on Thursday, Wayne called in to Los Angeles radio station Power 106 and explained that the seizure that landed him in the hospital was far from his first.
Lil Wayne may not know the exact release date for his final album, but he does know that'll be his swan song to rap.
The New Orleans artist will release "I Am Not A Human Being II" in February, and then, as he told MTV, he'll look ahead to ending his career with "Tha Carter V."
Lil Wayne is now the solo artist king of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, knocking The King of Rock and Roll out of the top spot.
Billboard reports that the rapper has tallied 109 hits on the Hot 100, setting a new standard - and surpassing the record previously held by Elvis Presley.
Since the chart's start in 1958 through 2003, Presley racked up 108 entries on the Hot 100.
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