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Last month, Lil Wayne said that because he performed at a show where the audience was mostly white, there was “no such thing as racism.” Excuse me? Hm. Now he wants to clear things up.

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In an interview in September with Fox Sports’ “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” the rapper pointed to the mostly-white audience at a show he performed as a “perfect example” that racism isn’t a thing. Perhaps understanding that his statement would be greeted with much confusion, consternation and ire in a world where racism exists and is still very real, Wayne clarified his statements in an interview with the Associated Press.

Apparently, once upon a time Wayne accidentally shot himself in the chest and a white police officer saved his life.

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“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though.” Carter said.

The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him.

“He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me,” Carter said.

The police officer in question also took him to the hospital and stayed with him “until the doctor said ‘He’s gonna make it.’” Wayne also acknowledged that yeah, maybe he was wrong, racism is still real, but maybe it isn’t because when he looks out onto the crowds at his shows, he sees “all colors.”

“I’m blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing, I have never witnessed racism,” he said. All right. While that’s a lovely story, respectfully, my dude, racism is actually real. It just is. I’m sorry.

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[Associated Press]


And now, a heartwarming tale of a #SquadNightOut–a catchphrase I sincerely hope never takes hold – courtesy of one Taylor Swift.

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“There was no blank space at this girls’ night out!” screeches E! News, as they bring you the “exclusive” report of some friends eating out at a restaurant because that’s what friends do when they haven’t seen each other in a minute and want to catch up.

Suki Waterhouse was there! Dakota Johnson was there! Cara Delevingne was there too! They ate at the Waverly Inn, a restaurant in New York! Taylor wore a black dress, maybe because she was mourning the demise of her “relationship” with Tom Hiddleston! All of this is newsworthy and every single detail in here was definitely “exclusive” and not something you could figure out just by looking at a few paparazzi shots with your very own eyes!

“She is hanging with her girls for emotional support and friendship,” said a source. “She has a close set of women around her.” Good! Fine! Great!

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[E! News]


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