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This week Lil Wayne found himself having to answer to more controversy as leaked footage from his “God Bless Amerika” video shoot in his hometown of Hollygrove, New Orleans rubbed people the wrong way. In the clip, it appears as if Weezy is stomping over the American flag with little disregard. However, the final scene will actually be edited to show the flag being lowered and his old hood revealed as the real backdrop of his video. He explained in his own words on Facebook:

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. 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.

Watch the video from Wayne’s shoot after the jump…

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. 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. 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.

via Smoking Section

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