Lil Wayne's "God Bless America" video is causing controversy ahead of its release. Footage of Wayne stepping all over an American flag while shooting the video has hit the web, and it has predictably drummed up some consternation (and blog posts).
The song itself, off of Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II," features a brand of political criticism familiar to those who've listened to the rapper's catalog: "My country, tis of thee / Sweet land of kill them all and let them die / So God bless America, this so Godless America." (An earlier example of Wayne's distaste for some aspects of American society is "Dontgetit," a "Tha Carter III" track that features the rapper blasting sentencing rules, Al Sharpton and more.)
Take a look above and hear the full song below.
UPDATE: Lil Wayne took to Twitter to comment on the incident, saying it was an accident.
I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) June 18, 2013