Lil Wayne has reportedly fired his publicists following a disastrous interview on ABC’s Nightline where he completely dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement.
During the interview, Wayne declared, “My life matter,” when the movement was mentioned and said “Don’t come at me with that dumb a** sh*t, m’am.”
Wayne retracted his statements soon afterwards and claimed that questions relating to his daughter had offended him according to SPIN.
TMZ reports that the rapper’s publicists tried to pull the interview from ABC due to the fact that questions from interviewer Linsey Davis were not pre-approved by Wayne’s camp. Reportedly his publicists had sent several emails to ABC trying to prevent airing the interview, but all of them were ignored.
Lil Wayne says he doesn't feel connected to Black Lives Matter movement. Watch tonight on Nightline at 12:35am ET. pic.twitter.com/28eBGfpSja
— Nightline (@Nightline) November 2, 2016
According to ABC, nothing had been specifically pre-approved and, “When it came to the questions and the topics of the interview nothing was off limits.”
Wayne has no shortage of controversy lately, and was recently instructed to pay producer David Banner $164,303 in royalties along with his record label, Young Money. The songs that the rapper owed money on dated back to 2009.
The two tracks that Wayne owed money on were “Pussy Monster” and “La La La” from Tha Carter III, which was released in 2008. He additionally owed money on “Streets Is Waiting” from the We Are Young Money compilation that was released in 2009.
Wayne was also part of a royalties dispute involving Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams, his former producer and mentor, because he claims that Williams is keeping $51 million from him that he was owed for the unreleased album, Tha Carter V.