Lil Wayne’s publicist wasn’t the only casualty of his recent appearance on ABC’s Nightline.
After Atlanta-rapper T.I. watched the show with his children, he called out Lil Wayne on Instagram for his ignorance about the Black Lives Matter movement and said he may have to end their friendship.
It didn’t take long for Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae (with ex Toya Wright) to jump to her father’s defense also on Instagram asking T.I. why he felt the need to comment publicly instead of sending a private message to his “friend.”
The whole thing started when Lil Wayne took a hit from the public after an interview aired in which he looked uninformed about the Black Lives Matter movement. He subsequently fired his publicist. He also later explained his comments by saying the interviewer had thrown him off with negative questions about his daughter.
It may have died there, but then came T.I. on Instagram with a very public post saying Lil Wayne’s comments were unacceptable, embarrassing and an example of buffoonery. T.I. then declared if it was necessary to end their friendship, then so be it.
(Warning: Explicit Language)
@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
In response, Reginae, Lil Wayne’s teen daughter asked T.I. if he lost her dad’s number and noted that he could have copied and pasted the whole Instagram rant to a text message instead of being an attention seeker.
Reginae also made it very clear on Twitter why she went there with T.I.:
Needless to say, Reginae’s name spent the day trending on Twitter while everyone debated whether she should have chimed in on a matter between adults or stayed out of it.
Some defended her right to defend her father especially since he became unhinged and emotional during the interview after defending his daughter. Whew!