The recent death of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers has become the straw that has broken the camel's back. Irate citizens are destroying their own cities to show their anger at seeing another black person lose their life due to police brutality and murder, and Lil Wayne addressed the controversy while speaking with Fat Joe on Instagram Live. 

Lil Wayne, Lakeith Stanfield
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"I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific," he said. "And what I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge." He added, "We have to actually get into who that person is. And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we're doing."

Lil Wayne has been criticized in the past for not coming forward and speaking out when instances of police brutality make headlines. He spoke on that as well, saying that people tweet and wear t-shirts, but they don't help the families or protest in the streets. "So, if I ain't about to do all that, then I ain't about to do nothing. I'll pray for ya."

The rapper's remarks were met with heavy criticism, including actor Lakeith Stanfield who shared a vintage black and white image with the caption: "Wayne stfu." Listen to Lil Wayne, check out Lakeith Stanfield's post, and read through some scathing reactions to Weezy's comments below.