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Lil Wayne

FLAG TRAMPLE WAS AN ACCIDENT

I Didn't See It There

6/18/2013 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0618_lil_wayne_flag_youtubeLil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old Glory several times during the performance.

Wayne just tweeted about his controversial video shoot for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans ... saying, "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."

Translation -- I swear it was an accident ... please don't hate me.

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.

So ... you buyin' Weezy's explanation?






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julie    

Hey Douche Bag, the American flag should never touch the ground. I hope you took the appropriate measures and disposed of the flag properly. It is supposed to be burned after it touches the flag.

462 days ago
152.

USNRET05    

Not only is he walking all over the flag, but the people standing behind him don't make a move to stop him nor does the film crew say anything to him. It shows that all the people seen in the video have no respect for the flag, what it stands for or the men and women who have given their lives for the flag.

462 days ago
153.

KJ    

I think he saw it, but he (and the video producers) may actually be ignorant to the fact that the flag ahd no business on the ground in the first place and instead of admitting that, he just claimed it was an accident.

462 days ago
154.

BLU    

Not only is this man a disgrace to New Orleans, he is a disgrace as an American, he's right up there with Obama........Why in the hell was our flag touching dirt?? That is a big NO NO I find it disgusting that he is a spokes person for clothing, his face is plastered all over malls.......he is not a good influence for any young people.

462 days ago
155.

Matt    

The flag shouldn't have touched the ground to begin with... And you clearly see him look down. This is absurd for all parties involved.

462 days ago
156.

CC    

Looks like he is an artist trying to finish a shoot. Nothing intentionally disrespectful here. Unfortunately the flag is being used as a prop and not used with the proper respect it should but I accept his apology.

462 days ago
157.

Veronica    

The flag should have never been lowered to the ground in the first place...and how do u explain the lyrics?? LIne 'em up and shoot them all.

462 days ago
158.

travis    

bull**** was an ACCIDENT maybe he should go back to Africa little bitch he sucks at rapping any ways not racist or any thing but thats bull**** he saw that **** even a Mexican would of stop

462 days ago
159.

vo    

what's the big deal? People need to sop acting up. It's just a dam flag.

462 days ago
160.

Katie    

Why was the flag purposely dropped? That's also disrespectful. And it it was an accident, which it doesn't look like it was, then they should've picked it up right away!

462 days ago
161.

Lexi    

1. The flag should not even be on he ground and 2. He is obviously stepping on it, he looked down.. He knew exactly what he was doing

462 days ago
162.

andre    

S*** bag this is the new America enjoy

462 days ago
163.

paul g    

If you listen to the song in the begaining he says "god bless america... This whole godless america..." and the flag is there as a prop it goes with the song

462 days ago
164.

jim    

He might not have seen the flag drop, but neither his drew or the people standing behind him nor even himself while preforming did any attempt to move the flag. While he was preforming and had looked down could have clearly seen the flag he was moving around on, very unprofessional both by him and his crew, he could have pointed out to have it moved or moved it himself.

462 days ago
165.

qd    

Wow, looking at the video I can see I was clearly misled to believe Wayne was intentionally stomping on the American flag. TMZ should be ashamed for attempting to start a controversy where there isn't one. This is tabloid journalism at it's worst. You guys are horrible.

462 days ago
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