Lil’ Wayne’s controversial video for “God Bless Amerika” has just been released.
Wayne received major backlash when footage of the video shoot surfaced of him stepping on the American flag during the music video's shoot. He defended himself in a statement, “It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America. In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground.”
When you really look at the footage, it’s not nearly as bad as the media made it out to be.
In the song, Wayne raps:
“My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of kill ‘em all and let ‘em die / God bless Amerika, this 'ole godless Amerika.”
The flag was only meant as a video prop and doesn’t seem to be misrepresented or disrespected in any way during the video. Wayne is just voicing his distaste for the way our country handles social situations close to him. The track is on his recent studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II.