By: Conner James - MSTv
Between numerous health scares, rumors of retiring and legions of fans clamoring for his newest album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," Lil Wayne seems to live for controversy. But in this case, the incident might be a cry out for justice.
But while shooting a video, this weekend past, for his single, "God Bless America in New Orleans," Wayne is seen walking strongly and quite some time over the U.S flag in the filming.
The outlash against him has been swift with outraged people demanding he change the video and show better respect for our nations flag. However, the title and lyrics in the song may show reasoning behind the actions.
The words can be heard in a video uploaded to Youtube by an audience member: "My Country 'Tis of Thee, Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die. God bless America, This ole' godless America."
As the title might suggest, Wayne seems to be asking for a blessing of the new, more "Americanized" New Orleans. Yet as the lyrics might suggest, this new America/New Orleans comes with a high cost.
The actual video is below, so as an individual, you can judge his message and intent of action for yourself. But, as in any form of art, the general perception of the product is always open to interpretation.
Lil Wayne continues to receive negative backlash for the act.