Lakeith Stanfield Angry at Lil Wayne’s George Floyd Comments


On Friday (May 29), in response to Tunechi’s statement, Stanfield posted a deleted Instagram post from where he called out Wayne. Along with a black-and-white photo that appears to show a protest from a decade ago, he captioned the pic, “Wayne STFU.”

Lil Wayne has come under fire for statements he made about Floyd’s murder during an Instagram Live chat with Fat Joe.

“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to be very specific,” Wayne said. “…And what I mean by that is that we have to stop seeing it with such a big picture, which means we have to stop blaming all the force and everyone or a certain race or everyone with a badge.”

He went on to infer that citizens are somehow to blame for the violence they face at the hands of the police. “We really need to know who this person is,” Wayne continued. “And if we want to blame anyone, it should be ourselves for not doing more than we think we are doing.”

George Floyd died May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota after being arrested for allegedly passing a fraudulent $20 bill at a gas station. Video of the arrest shows former officer Derek Chauvin kneeling the unarmed detained man on his neck for nearly 10 minutes as Floyd pleads for his life. After losing consciousness, Floyd was later pronounced dead. The murder sparked outrage, with protests erupt across the country. On Friday, Chauvin was arrested and charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.

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