WATCH: Controversial video shows rapper Lil Wayne walking on American flag
Last Updated: 177 days ago
In his latest music video, hip-hop star Lil Wayne is shown repeatedly walking over the American flag.
In video footage shot over the weekend, the rapper appears to be walking all over an American flag while shooting his new music video for his song "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans, 10News Scripps sister station WXYZ-TV reported.
The lyrics are in tune with the controversial act: "My Country 'Tis of Thee / Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die / God bless America / This ole' godless America."
The stunt has received negative attention online; viewers are demanding he respect his country's flag.
Wayne said he wasn't intentionally stepping on the flag when shot the video.
In a post on Facebook Tuesday, Wayne said the flag on the ground will not appear in the clip.
He wrote that it was never his intention "to desecrate the flag of the United States of America."
He said the flag would reveal a group of people behind him in the video.
The New Orleans-based rapper said in the statement his environment helped shape the way he views America and his song and video represent the people he grew up with.
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