NEW ORLEANS – Recently leaked cell phone video of a music video shoot shows rapper Lil’ Wayne walking all over the American flag.
The video hit the Internet earlier this week, resulting in a barrage of hate messages for the rapper.
The footage was reportedly taken while Wayne was in New Orleans. The video shows the flag dropping to the ground, revealing a group of people. All the while Wayne continues to sing and dance in front of the group, stepping on the flag at the same time.
Wayne was making a video for his song “God Bless Amerika.”
On Tuesday, Wayne told TMZ the flag trample was an accident, and he didn’t see the flag there. Critics, however, say you can see the rapper look down while rapping.
Lil Wayne says he wasn't intentionally stepping on flag -- The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Lil Wayne says he wasn't intentionally stepping on the American flag when shooting his latest video.
Video of the rapper from his music video shoot for the song "God Bless Amerika" hit the Web on Monday. In it, he appears to be stepping on top of the American flag. But he said in a Facebook post Tuesday the flag on the ground will not appear in the clip.
He writes it was never his intention "to desecrate the flag of the United States of America."
He says the flag will reveal a group of people behind him in the video.
The New Orleans-based rapper says in the statement his environment helped shape the way he views America and his song and video represent the people he grew up with.