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Lil Wayne Says He Isn’t Retiring (And Also That Racism Doesn’t Exist)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 03: Lil Wayne performs at 2016 Budweiser Made In America Festival - Day 1 on September 3, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/WireImage)

When Lil Wayne tweeted “I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m dun,” many hip-hop fans took that as his retirement announcement. But it looks like we won’t have to brace ourselves for a post-Weezy world: This morning, the rapper appeared on Fox Sports’ Skip and Shannon: Undisputed to clarify matters, and confirm that he’s not retiring.

“This was a tweet after an argument,” Lil Wayne explained, saying it pushed him to a tipping point. “This is business. I have family, I have kids, I have a mother. You got bills. Once the business is right, then everything is right. I did feel that way, and I didn’t take the tweet down because I say I still feel that way.”

Sharpe also asked Lil Wayne if he sees himself ever working with Birdman again. Last year, Weezy and Birdman’s famously tight relationship soured. They’re now in the middle of a $51 million royalties dispute. There’s no turning back for them, according to the Young Money founder.

“No, sir,” Weezy tersely said.

“So you’re looking for your payday and you’re moving on?”

“Yes, sir,” he responded with a grin.

The good news ended when Bayless recalled a conversation with Wayne where the rapper had pointed out that the audience for one of his concerts was almost entirely white. Bayless asked what he thought about the racial breakdown, to which Weezy said: “I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism. I thought that was a perfect example. When I look out and I’m coming out the bottom of the stage to do my show on tour and I’m in my stance or whatever and I open my eyes, I see everybody. I don’t have a ‘this’ type of crowd or ‘that’ type of crowd. My crowd has always been everybody.”

Weezy is for everybody, but come on. The mastermind behind “Georgia… Bush” ought to know better. Presumably the trauma from his breakup with Birdman has affected his common sense. The world doesn’t need All Lives Matter F. Baby.

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