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Lil Wayne says he didn't mean to stomp on the American flag

By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   June 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM   |   Comments

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June 18 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne said in a Facebook post Tuesday he didn't mean to "desecrate the flag of the United States of America" during a recent video shoot in New Orleans.

"It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America. I was shooting a video for a song off my album entitled 'God Bless Amerika'. The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed that behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America," he said.

"In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal what is behind it but will never see it on the ground."

Wayne, 30, came under fire Monday after footage of him stepping on the United States flag was unveiled by TMZ.

When the clip went viral, many fans were quick to reprimand the rapper via social media for what he had done. Nevertheless, Wayne stood strong behind his position that he meant no harm.

"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. 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. That's their view of their America. That was Dwayne M Carter from Hollygrove New Orleans view of America. That's who I'm speaking for in this song," Wayne added in his Facebook post.
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