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ESSENCE Poll: Lil Wayne & the American Flag: Are You Offended?

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Lil Wayne is in the hot seat after a video of him stepping on an American flag surfaced this past weekend.

In a minute-long clip leaked on the Internet, the 30-year-old rapper is seen singing and dancing in front of a large American flag before it drops to reveal residents from his hometown of Hollygrove, New Orleans. He continues to perform with the flag at his feet and can be seen walking back and forth on it.

Wayne, who was in New Orleans to shoot a music video for his song "God Bless Amerika", later took to social media to explain his actions.

“It was never my intention to desecrate the flag of the United States of America," he wrote on his Facebook page. “The clip that surfaced on the Internet was a camera trick clip that revealed behind the American Flag was the Hoods of America,” he added. “In the final edit of the video you will see the flag fall to reveal whats behind it but will never see it on the ground.”

Read more of Wayne's explanation here and tell us: Are you offended by his actions or do you think people are overreacting? Share your thoughts and comments with us below.

QUESTION:
Are you offended by Lil Wayne walking on the American flag?
Yes, he should be more respectful of the flag
31%
No, it's free speech
29%
It doesn't look intentional
40%
Total votes: 249

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