Lil Wayne quickly found himself in a barrage of criticism after TMZ released a video showing the rapper stepping on an American flag while filming his new music video for "God Bless Amerika."
As expected, the incident sparked a firestorm of negative comments on Twitter, most being too obscene to post here.
Wow Lil' Wayne has no shame, he would step all over the American flag! #TrashRapper— Xochilt Rugama (@rxgucci) June 18, 2013
I'm so upset over the Lil Wayne issue! I love him but I love AMERICA more...it may have been unintentional but u still desecrated the flag!— ParamedicPrincess (@Bbreezin85) June 18, 2013
The social media backlash provoked Weezy to respond, claiming it wasn't on purpose.
I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 18, 2013
TMZ doesn't buy Wayne's explanation, saying, "Problem is, during the video, you can see Wayne look down on the flag at several points in the shoot, yet continues to trample all over the stars and stripes."
Take a look at the video below and decide for yourself.