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T.I. Tries to School Lil Wayne On ‘Our People Being Oppressed’, Wayne’s Response is Underwhelming

T.I. and Lil Wayne (Wikipedia)

T.I. and Lil Wayne (Wikipedia)

T.I. caught wind of what his friend Lil Wayne has been saying about Black Lives Matter, and the Atlanta-born MC is demanding it comes to an end.

Last week, Wayne maintained his earlier remarks on BLM, distancing himself from the movement.

“It ain’t got nothing to do with me,” Wayne stated after gloating about his success. “I ain’t connected to it.”

In response to Wayne’s remarks, T.I. wrote a lengthy Instagram post on Nov. 5 after he saw the interview.

“I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults,” T.I. said in part. “But still n—- U TRIPPING!!!! You’re disrespecting yourself, bringing shame on your family name and tarnishing your legacy.

“Our people are being oppressed!!!” he continued. “We are being hunted, captured and slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in and get out here and educate yourself on what’s going on around US!!!”

But that was not the worst of his critique. T.I. demanded Wayne “MUST STOP this buffoonery and 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 and you’re not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That’s what would be considered ‘Uncle Tom S—.’ ”

The post soon generated nearly 20,000 comments. And fans made their thoughts known on Twitter.

Chakra Kahan disagreed with T.I. posting his thoughts online rather than reaching out to Wayne directly.

The same criticism came from Wayne’s daughterReginae Carter. She commented on T.I.’s post accusing him of wanting attention.

i-i-wayne-daughter-commentBut Twitter user Kandi thought the public statement warranted a public response.

Still, most of the defense for Wayne centered on how wrong T.I. – also known as Tip – was for airing his grievances over social media.

@KedzIsKing dismissed T.I. for acting “fake deep” on Instagram.

User Aaron Rogers thought Tip was just out for publicity.

However, Franks Glitter felt puzzled by the continued support of Lil Wayne. She called out the lack of anger over Wayne’s comments to begin with.

Jake Ryan backed T.I. for calling out his friend and pointed out the many killings of Black men by police. The issue is something Tip has been vocal about lately. In October, Atlanta Black Star reported Tip educated boxer Floyd Mayweather for putting down Black Lives Matter.

And Tracey Dukes commended Tip for acting like a genuine friend.

It seems Wayne noticed his former collaborator’s Instagram message. He posted a short tweet Nov. 5 in response.

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