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Lil Wayne

American Flag Stomping

CUT OUT of Music Video

7/16/2013 5:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Lil Wayne has decided ... the images of the rapper trampling the American flag during a music video shoot were NOT good enough for the final cut ... 'cause they've been edited OUT of the final version.

Just last month, Wayne caught a TON of heat during the filming of the video for his new song "God Bless Amerika" when a giant American flag was dropped on the ground -- only to be walked all over by Wayne.

Wayne insisted he didn't step on the flag on purpose ... but he didn't really have an excuse for dropping the flag on the ground in the first place (a major no-no).

But when the final cut for "God Bless Amerika" was released yesterday, the unpatriotic images didn't make the cut ... and during the flag dropping scene, the shot is edited in a way that you never see Old Glory touch the ground.

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CaliCakes702    

This story is so stupid. I saw the footage and he was in the middle of shooting an expensive music video. You can tell from the angle of the camera that we weren't meant to see anything below his waist so his "flag stomping" wasn't going to be seen anyway. He had no control of where the flag was going to land and it was so big he couldn't help but dance over it. Plus how is this any worse than some chick at the beach wearing an American flag g-string up her ass??

407 days ago
17.

Sam    

This guy is a joke, he wears Jesus saves shirt and talks about Jesus but he is always up to no good. Who are you fooling lil Wayne??

407 days ago
18.

KnuckleDragger    

Here's the "goof" as I see it. The flag was used as a "reveal" to the crowd behind it. Yada, yada, the flag drops...and you see the people behind it. The problem is; the production either not being "aware" that you don't let the American Flag touch the ground...or...they just didn't care. They could have just as easily "raised" the flag...as let it drop. I don't see Wayne stepping on it as intentional. Ya' gotta step somewhere...

407 days ago
19.

JC    

Too bad you didn't die earlier this year. You look like HELL and will hopefully end up there when you finally do croak.

407 days ago
20.

e33    

And just as predicted the original shots were never filmed in a way that the flag would have been shown. Either way, he should have taken more respect during the video.

407 days ago
21.

kbrit89352    

Still can't understand why rappers continually grab their crotch?

407 days ago
22.

Cherice    

HARVEY, TRY TO FOCUS ON THE FACTS STATED IN THIS SONG. IT'S TRULY BEFITTING FOR THE RECENT EVENTS IN THIS GODLESS AMERIKKKA.

407 days ago
23.

bob_bitchin    

Too bad we can't edit HIM out of the video

407 days ago
24.

Spanky18    

I think it was wrong of lil Wayne to step on the USA Flag. However, he didn't kill anyone with the damn flag~

407 days ago
25.

ELLIE    

HE IS THE S*** OF THE EARTH. WHERE WAS THE A**HOLE BORN ANYWAY TIM BUC TOO? THUS US WHY WE ARE HAVING RIOTS NOW PEOPLE LIKE HIM. WHEN HE DID THAT TO THE FLAG SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE STOMPED ON HIM. HE CAN LEAVE THE U S A NOW, ASAP ACTING LIKE A MORON.

407 days ago
26.

Emily    

He did not mean to step on the flag. If you look at Wayne and how he stands up for things he's saying, if he intended to step on the flag it would be obvious. He'd stomp on it, jump up and down. In the video he obviously did not look down to see it...its not the message of this video, never was.

407 days ago
27.

Jamoak    

Sh!tbag thug...

407 days ago
28.

InjusticeAnywhere Threatens JusticeEverwhere    

In a country that routinely violates human rights, has a ongoing history of using racist and oppressive tactics to keep blacks unconfident and mentally paralyzed, yet people want to discuss being patriotic, if it comes at the expense of anyones rights how could anyone be proud to be American unless of course your a member of the protected race of people that so easily looks past this nations wrong doings because they dont affect them. From slavery to Jim Crow Laws to The War on Poverty, to Planned Parenthood to The War on Drugs just a few programs designed to oppress and destabilize blacks that have been in ongoing use since the founding of this country . Stop playing follow the leader, and educate yourself to the truth . Its all do***ented, and only denied by those who refuse wisdom

407 days ago
29.

ad44    

Are you serious? He was not stomping on the flag and it hasn't been cut out. It was a close up, the flag on the ground was never in shot, that's why he walked over it. This is so dumb

407 days ago
30.

TIm    

all I see are a bunch of black people and the police men with their armor and bats etc. are all white...

407 days ago
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