Reginae Carter takes on T.I. for calling her dad Lil Wayne an embarrassing buffoon

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 26: Reginae Carter
(L) and rapper Lil Wayne in the audience during the BET Awards ’11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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

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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!

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Joanne Mangham Mahone
Joanne Mangham Mahone

This child should take note from other people about her father. But you know if she's defending him then she's just like him, saddddd. Also, Lil Wayne doesn't have enough money to pay people to think for him so he should try to get as much education as he can. Yeah, he might have millions, but it ain't billions so he's still being exploited to produce. Therefore he's someones subject. If you don't understand this statement then ask your grand parent's.

Eddie L. Boyd
Eddie L. Boyd

I respect a person's opinion despite whether I agree or disagree with their position. I'm 40 years old and a fan of Hip Hop. I grew up with Public Enemy, Eric B. And Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, N. W. A. (Including the members individually), 2 Live Crew, 2Pac, Biggie and Ice T to name a few. All the rappers from my teenage and early twenties either had a message at the time or evolved and used their platform and/or celebrity to give a positive message. Sometimes those messages were done so with explicit language and raw truths that the listeners could relate to with a jamming beat and slick delivery of lyrics. Some artists just chose to stick strictly to the music and stayed away from the main stream media. Lil Wayne isn't a teenager anymore being interviewed for the very first time. I tend to agree with T. I. Showing a bandana and stating your allegiance to it but acting like BLM is foreign to you baffles me. It reminds me of Donald Trump and him not knowing or heard of David Duke. I would have respected an intelligent position no matter which side of the coin he would have been on being that I know he's very intelligent. I personally cringed when I watched the interview and felt embarrassed as if I was the one being interviewed and watching a playback for the first time. If you don't care about BLM, fine. If you don't care about something you don't have nothing to do with, fine. If you only care about the money, fine. But was this a good business decision going on ABC and glorying a gang when you have sponsors like Samsung paying you? Like I said at the beginning, I respect everyone's opinion even if I don't agree and it's not smart. Next time just don't grant an interview but if you do stipulate what topics can be discussed even though all of the questions were fair and respectful. I'm just saying.

Nolan Young
Nolan Young

Her mom already tried to save him on breakfast club...so it's understandable why they're defending the undefendable.

Jason Rains
Jason Rains

Wow, thoughtful and heartfelt words from T.I. I would be frustrated if a friend of mine were going on TV with that level of ignorance too.

LookCloser
LookCloser

Good Lord, what has the human race become?  Tell me that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics isn't in some shape or form playing out in these humans......This is a clown circus and the the spectators are the public.  Just as sick are the ones who watch as the ones who are playing the game.


A mind is a terrible thing to waste and the wasted minds (souls) of these kind of people are so far gone there may be no saving our culture.

C. S. Lee
C. S. Lee

Scary that this is the 'talk of the town'.....

Jae Harris
Jae Harris

I wish she would jus stay in a childs place

Cleanne Moore
Cleanne Moore

He's always like that what example is he setting for his children. He was so high he couldn't wait until after the interview to get high he look like an unidentified cartoon character

Darlene Simmons
Darlene Simmons

Lil Gurl, Stay in yo place, this grown folks stuff!\U0001f644

Gladys Morgan
Gladys Morgan

She should be ashamed of her daddy. Her daddy shouldn't give interviews or speak on things he doesn't know about.

Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson

Dam so quick to turn backs on someone who probably needs y'all rn (but then again, he probably doesn't). Just bc he feel differently than yall on one issue smh

Natasha Wright
Natasha Wright

Little Wayne, any person of color that had any sense wouldn't listen to him. Drug abuse and money have him thinking delusional. Bye Little Wayne, you are officially been traded Lol

Veronica Smith
Veronica Smith

Get back little girl. This is grown folks business. If you didn't know before, now you know.

Bobbie Mac
Bobbie Mac

If you don't want to interview then don't interview. Don't go do a show say crazy stuff, and then fire your team. You talked not them. This team do they have a contract?

Jacqueline Brown
Jacqueline Brown

Daughter dont understand.....she defending father as a celebrity.

Scott Hager
Scott Hager

He is a buffoon, and the fact that he uses the question about his daughter as an excuse only proves he understood that question as much as he did the BLM question.

Kyle Nikaji
Kyle Nikaji

TF is all this talk about a childs place? Aint she like 16? She cant form an opinion and share it? If she saw an adult abusing a child she should stay in a childs place and not say anything too right? I guess she wont be abke to speak her mind until she is 21! Because according to these backward folks she better shut her trap if she even a day away from 21...because it makes such a huge difference. ..smh

Isha Johnston
Isha Johnston

The people commenting "child stay out of grown people business" are heaving quite childish their self. It never fails to blow my mind to see what type of comments some will make on posts like this. Great entertainment.

Mark Rollins
Mark Rollins

Wayne was public with hud foolishness so he got a public flogging

LookCloser
LookCloser

Sounds like eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.  If everybody got that kind of judgment we'd all be hung.  Dork.

Dwayne Nix
Dwayne Nix

\U0001f440\U0001f440 Watch out now

Isha Johnston
Isha Johnston

Some of the comments on here are just as stupid as the interview Lil Wayne did. One, Reginae has every right to defend her father if she feels that her father is being bullied or attached. Two, the conversation absolutely involves her since the topic was BLM and she is a young black woman. Three, Lil Wayne was clearly under the influence of something which is why in my opinion none of that interview should be taken seriously. It is sad as Lil Wayne has the ability to use his voice more than some of us are able to. Clearly his lack of maturity, respect and professionalism is not something that anyone should take into consideration when it comes to BLM.

Isha Johnston
Isha Johnston

Simone, you will have to elaborate as "smh" doesn't say much.

Isha Johnston
Isha Johnston

You of course have your right to an opinion so I will not argue with you - plus do not care to do so. I said what I needed too and if anyone does not agree they can simply keep scrolling down. Simple solution.

Isha Johnston
Isha Johnston

Who says she isn't Tonya? I do not know her personally so I cannot judge her personal life - no one can. I'm also not her parent (none of us) so are input and opinions mean zilch.

Nikki Riles
Nikki Riles

Doesn't matter if he's under the influence or not, he was aware of that interview, 2nd instead of firing his publicist he should've taken the advice and gotten prepared. He can pick and choose what he wanted to discuss

Isha Johnston
Isha Johnston

I wasn't using him under the influence as an excuse - I was just showing how that it was obvious he did not take the interview very serious. Obviously he choose to "wing it" so to speak because Lil Wayne is very full of himself. It is quite sad because Lil Wayne could have used that as a great opportunity to speak on BLM and educate people. Encourage the movement. It is sad that such an opportunity was wasted.

Isha Johnston
Isha Johnston

Agreed Veronica - which is why most of us are nowhere near divine.

Jack Tilson
Jack Tilson

It's not about what she feels, it's about what she doesn't understand. Her father isn't being bullied, it was an attempt to correct and educate his "ignant" behind. If she was raised properly, she wouldn't be defending ignorance, no matter who it comes from.

Anne Francis
Anne Francis

He is! She's just as ignorant as he is. Otherwise she'd persuade him to remove that 'child's doodle' from his face, cut those pathetic pixies from his empty head and get some dental work done!

RolleTheorem
RolleTheorem

Oh, I know. 

Lil Wayne is probably going to talk next about personal responsibility, staying in school till you graduate, cut down on the number of different baby mommas, take care of your kids, pay off the rims on your car,  take responsibility for the way you respond to the police, stop killing each other for nothing and those other kinds of African American heretic conversations.


TI's plan is to shut Wayne down before he can come out with any of these things that make African Americans go beserk.

Cora Talton
Cora Talton

I feel sorry for her because not only is he a embarrassment, he is also a fool.

Jan Coleman
Jan Coleman

I agree with everything T.I said, however the platform that he used to air Lil Wayne's ignorance... was wrong. The interview warranted a personal phone call or visit as a FRIEND!

Jack Tilson
Jack Tilson

He didn't give that interview in private. He doesn't need private correction.