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T.I. To Lil Wayne: “There Is No Such Thing As Oppression Not Affecting You”

Tip describes Weezy’s Nightline interview as “absolutely unacceptable.”

November 07, 2016

No worries,All smiles!!!! #TidalX #USorELSE #HustleGangOveerErrrthang

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Lil Wayne's interview on Nightline continues to have repercussions. Vic Mensa was the first artist to publicly criticize Weezy for his comments on Black Lives Matter and now T.I. has followed suit. On Sunday, November 6, he posted a video on Instagram in which he watches the interview back for the first time. He writes in the caption that the footage left him "at a complete loss of words."

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In a lengthy caption, Tip tagged Wayne directly and told him, "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."

He went on to say he is prepared to end his long-term friendship with Wayne. "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."

Check out the full note below.

@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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