Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne performs during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 18, 2015. Reuters/Steve Marcus

Two weeks ago, NFL star Colin Kaepernick started a protest by refusing to stand while the American national anthem played, and he has been joined by others since. But one prominent musician who cannot relate to the objection is Lil Wayne.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour,” said Kaepernick when asked about his actions. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Plenty of others respected his deafening and courageous protest, while others spat at the idea and called the act itself disrespectful. So while Kaepernick gained plenty of praise, he has also been met with plenty of disgusted comments.

Kaepernick’s celebrity supporters include Chris Brown, John Legend, Steph Curry, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and President Barack Obama. But the one black man he will not be getting support from is rapper Wayne.

In an interview on Fox Sport One’s “Undisputed” segment, the 33-year-old said he had no real opinion on the matter. “I respect the man and his decisions, that’s all I can do,” he said. “I’m not into it enough to even give an opinion.”

Wayne then went on to admit that he had trouble understanding exactly why Kaepernick was protesting in the first place. It was then that Skip Bayless asked about the American racial issue in a more general sense.

“They wouldn’t want my answer to represent it, because God knows I have been nothing but blessed... I’ve never -- and never is a strong word -- I’ve never dealt with racism and I’m glad I didn’t have to,” he answered matter-of-factly. “Not only did I [think] it was over, I still believe it’s over. But it obviously isn’t.”

Wayne then made an example of how a vast majority of his audience is white, and how he considers this proof of the absence of racism in America. “I don’t want to be bashed, because I don’t want to sound like I’m on the wrong, if there is a side," he said. "But I thought that was clearly a message that there was no such thing as racism.