If you want to make a patriotic American really, really mad, all you have to do is trample on Betsy Ross's sacred symbol of our country. Instant widespread anger. While in his hometown of New Orleans shooting his music video for "God Bless Amerika," Lil Wayne was spotted stomping all over the flag mid-video shoot. Now that video from said video shoot has emerged, such an act of disrespect and dissecration to Old Glory will surely piss some people off.
But is the scorn really justified? Clearly the flag dropped to show the collage of people in the background. It doesn't look like Weezy was intentionally stepping on the flag as an act of disrespect or protest. However, the lyrics for "God Bless Amerika" don't exactly suggest the most flattering look to our country: "My country 'tis of thee / Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die / God bless Amerika / This ole' godless Amerika." Also... He could have moved a few steps up after it fell. Was he really in that much of a zone?
A few weeks ago I got really mad when I spotted a guy walking around SoHo using the American flag as a handkerchief. Call me old fashion, but I don't think a symbol that millions of Americans have faught and died to defend deserves to have snot blown all over it because it's part of your wardrobe or whatever. I was pretty pissed:
I dunno you guys. Using an American flag as a handkerchief, as I just saw happen in Soho, is super uncool.— Brandon Wenerd (@brandonwenerd) May 31, 2013
But this Weezy thing: Worth the energy getting mad about or much adieu about nothing?
[H/T: HipHop Wired]