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Lil Wayne Did Not Mean to Step on the American Flag

Yesterday, TMZ posted some footage of Lil Wayne standing on an American flag while filming the music video for "God Bless Amerika." (Sample lyrics: "My country tis of thee / Sweet land of kill em all and let em die.") The video did not go over too well, and he released a Facebook statement to explain: "It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America … 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." For what it's worth, he's not exactly dancing on the flag in the video, and also, that is a legal, if frowned-upon, act. Anyway, his full statement is here.