Lil Wayne apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage at the Samsung booth at E3 Expo 2016 on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Wayne has been in hot water by some for his comments on Black Lives Matter. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Samsung)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage at the Samsung booth at E3 Expo 2016 on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Wayne has been in hot water by some for his comments on Black Lives Matter. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Samsung)

Rapper Lil Wayne discussed music, performing, his time in prison and even his love of skateboarding with ABC's Nightline, but a short segment on Black Lives Matter has spurred commentary on Twitter.

When asked about his thoughts on Black Lives Matter, Wayne responded, "What is it? What do you mean?"

After the political and social movement was explained to him, Wayne said, "It just sounds weird that you put a name on it. It’s somebody got shot by a policeman for a (expletive) up reason. I am young, black rich (expletive)," Wayne said. "If that don’t let you know that America understands black lives matter these days, I don’t know what it is. Don’t come at me with that dumb (bleep) ma’am. My life matters, especially to my (expletive)."

Asked if feels separated from the movement he answered, "I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothing to do with me. If you do, you’re crazy."

The exchange led him to trend on Twitter. Here’s a sample of reactions:

TMZ reported that Wayne said it was the line of questioning about his daughter, Reginae Carter, that led to his controversial remarks.

"When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labeled a (expletive) and a (expletive), I got agitated," he said. "From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses."

"Apologies to anyone who was offended," he said.

Watch the full interview from ABC News below. The segment of the interivew about Black Lives Matter begins at the 4:52 mark: