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“Didn’t think I could like this dude less,” one Twitter user wrote of Lil Wayne.

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Political protest or accidental flag faux pas?

Filming for Lil Wayne’s “God Bless Amerika” music video in New Orleans is under scrutiny after a clip of his performance shows an oversized American flag drop to the street before Wayne tramples Old Glory as he raps.

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Lil Wayne rapping in front of the flag before it’s dropped to the street below. The clip has drawn outrage from some.

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Lil Wayne rapping in front of the flag before it’s dropped to the street below. The clip has drawn outrage from some.

It may have been overlooked, if not for the incendiary lyrics in the song:

“My country ‘tis of thee/ sweet land of kill ‘em all and let ‘em die/ God bless Amerika/ This so godless Amerika … the stars on the flag are never shining,” the song, off this year’s “I Am Not a Human Being II,” goes.

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“It is the American flag that is draped across the coffins of our fallen heroes when they come back from war. In fact, any veteran can have a flag on their coffin. As such, it’s entitled to the highest respect,” said John Raughter, an American Legion spokesman.

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“It is the American flag that is draped across the coffins of our fallen heroes when they come back from war. In fact, any veteran can have a flag on their coffin. As such, it’s entitled to the highest respect,” said John Raughter, an American Legion spokesman.

The one-minute clip shows Weezy, 30, singing in front of the huge red, white and blue flag before it’s let go onto the Hollygrove, New Orleans, street. The drop reveals a group of people standing behind Wayne as he continues to rap, stepping all over the flag as he dances and moves in his hometown.

“All Americans should treat (the flag) with respect,” said John Raughter, an American Legion spokesman speaking generally about the flag and who admitted he had yet to see the clip. “It is the American flag that is draped across the coffins of our fallen heroes when they come back from war. In fact, any veteran can have a flag on their coffin. As such, it’s entitled to the highest respect.”

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“WHAT A DISGRACE!” a commenter wrote online.

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“WHAT A DISGRACE!” a commenter wrote online.

Desecration of the American flag is protected by the First Amendment so there’s no chance Wayne would face charges for stepping on the Stars and Stripes.

But posted this weekend, just days after the June 14 Flag Day holiday, the video has since gone viral and prompted mostly outrage.

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Lil Wayne sings, “My country ‘tis of thee/ sweet land of kill ‘em all and let ‘em die/ God bless Amerika.”

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Lil Wayne sings, “My country ‘tis of thee/ sweet land of kill ‘em all and let ‘em die/ God bless Amerika.”

“Didn’t think I could like this dude less,” one Twitter user wrote.

“WHAT A DISGRACE!” another commenter wrote online.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/watch-lil-wayne-stomps-american-flag-filming-new-music-video-article-1.1375195#ixzz2WZT6obFf

Minnow Slayer

by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I wish people would lend their outrage to other things. Lil Wayne needs press about as much as this country's birthers regardng our president.

doomshroom
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM
no, it wouldn't bother me, really. it's just a picture.

Quoting prommy:

 Can I ask the people who say it's just a piece of cloth, would you be upset if he stomped on a picture of your child? It's only a piece of paper. Not being snarky, I really want to know.

doomshroom
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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the flag represents freedom, right? so it would be pretty ironic if we weren't free to do what we please with it.

i'm not big on symbolism. it's just dyed fabric to me. i understand that it's more than that to a lot of people, but we cannot start censoring people because they are offensive.

it's funny that he can say all this offensive shit in his music, but step on a flag and the country is in uproar.
BeachMommy07
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

It's not just a piece of cloth and I'm not entertaining your response to this either.

Quoting mehamil1:

I find the lyrics more offensive then stepping on a piece of cloth. Accidentally or not. The man raps about some really crazy horrible and violent shit. Especially violence towards women and homophobic crap. Of the violent shit he says, this is what people get all bent out of shape about? 

I've never been one for power in objects and I've never been into symbolism in objects. I get that the flag means a lot to a lot of people, but it doesn't mean much to me. Never has. I see it very much the same as religious objects. They are objects and we humans give them meaning. I personally don't give it meaning. 

He's an ass and a tool. He should apologize for being an asshole. Not accidentally (or maybe on purpose, I don't know) stepping on the American flag. 



BeachMommy07
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

This is my first reading of this. He continued his offensive music and trampled the flag? He's a disgrace not only to our country for his actions but just looking at his ugly face.

BookGirl419
by on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM
I have said before I don't feel strongly about the flag, but at the same time I do respect those who do feel strongly about it.
I would never do anything someone might see as offensive toward the flag, because what's the point in that? I just don't understand it (emotional connection to the flag), but I'm not an a**, you know? I respect other people's beliefs and feelings and I think what lil Wayne did was disrespectful to the people who feel strongly about the flag.
Celebrities bother me, especially when they do stuff like this just to get attention.
MeAndTommyLee
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM

I don't care for him or his `music'.    That aside, I have to stand by his right to free speech.  On a personal level I don't approve of what he did to the flag.  All I have in my corner is my right not to listen to his music, or watch his videos. 

MeAndTommyLee
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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I love this reply!! 


Quoting BookGirl419:

I have said before I don't feel strongly about the flag, but at the same time I do respect those who do feel strongly about it.
I would never do anything someone might see as offensive toward the flag, because what's the point in that? I just don't understand it I'm not an a**, you know? I respect other people's beliefs and feelings and I think what lil Wayne did was disrespectful to the people who feel strongly about the flag.
Celebrities bother me, especially when they do stuff like this just to get attention.


 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

So sad really.  Tell that to all the men and women who die for you!

Quoting mehamil1:

I get that it's more than a piece of cloth to you. I thought I was clear about that. 

To me, personally, it's a piece of cloth. There are so many flags in this world, history is chock full of them. It's a symbol of a nation/state/people. I get it. But I don't identify with objects. To me, "holy" books are ink and paper. They have no more meaning than that. They are books. Nothing more. At least to me. Flags, any flag, is a piece of cloth. 

I have never been able to care about objects that are more or less symbols. It's a personality think or something. I get that you care about it. Because people care about it I would never fuck around with them. I'm not an asshole like that. 

Quoting numbr1wmn:

It is NOT just a piece of cloth

Quoting mehamil1:

I find the lyrics more offensive then stepping on a piece of cloth. Accidentally or not. The man raps about some really crazy horrible and violent shit. Especially violence towards women and homophobic crap. Of the violent shit he says, this is what people get all bent out of shape about? 

I've never been one for power in objects and I've never been into symbolism in objects. I get that the flag means a lot to a lot of people, but it doesn't mean much to me. Never has. I see it very much the same as religious objects. They are objects and we humans give them meaning. I personally don't give it meaning. 

He's an ass and a tool. He should apologize for being an asshole. Not accidentally (or maybe on purpose, I don't know) stepping on the American flag. 


 

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jun. 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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I'm not a fan of worshiping false idols or fascism so a flag on the ground isn't a problem for me anymore than a penny on the ground is.

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