Lil Wayne’s new track God Bless Amerika is a moody glance at the underbelly of American society which revisits Hurricane Katrina, the traumatic disaster which devastated homes and claimed lives. In the video Lil Wayne references Kanye West’s outspoken live news broadcast when the controversial rapper accused President Bush of not caring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmgZ4VkqMSA
Consistent with his earlier works in ‘Pick The World Up’ Lil Wayne puts down a disturbing performance in a way that only Lil Wayne could.
Lil Wayne who was recently in hospital after suffering an epileptic fit following an alleged drug overdose earlier this year, highlights a dark and painful look at the past.
The video which originally had Lil Wayne stamping on the american flag was taken down after it sparked controversy and the edited version was replaced with an american flag falling to the ground revealing the New Orleans residents standing behind it. He added that it was never his intention “to desecrate the flag of the United States of America.”
“In most people eyes including my own who were raised in that environment, the Hood is the only America they know and the only America I knew growing up,” Wayne said at the time. “I was fortunate from my God giving talents to escape the Hood and see the other beautiful places this country has to offer but most people who are born in that environment don’t get that chance.”
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