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Lil Wayne said in a new statement posted on his official Facebook page that he did not intentionally step on the American flag during a recent video shoot.
The controversy started when a YouTube video filmed on set of the rapper's music video shoot for the song "God Bless Amerika" showed the rapper performing behind a huge American flag.
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PepsiCo, the company behind Mountain Dew, has cut ties with Lil Wayne following the controversy over the rapper's explicit lyric about civil rights icon Emmett Till in the song "Karate Chop" by Future, according to The Associated Press.
Lil Wayne served as a spokesman for the Moutain Dew brand. The company said in a statement to the wire service on Friday, May 3, that Lil Wayne's "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand." There was no further comment.
Lil Wayne is "fine," according to a Tweet that was posted on his official Twitter account after reports claimed that the rapper suffered another seizure.
On Wednesday, May 1, TMZ reported that the 30-year-old rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday night after he suffered a seizure. According to the report, he was later released Wednesday morning.
Lil Wayne has opened up about the status of his health following a recent scare that landed him in the hospital -- he says he has epilepsy and was treated at a medical center after suffering three seizures in a row.
On March 15, reps for the 30-year-old rapper and his record label said he had had one and was "doing well," following a TMZ report that said he was in critical condition in a medical center's ICU, which had spurred "#PrayForWeezy" to trend on Twitter. His friends also Tweeted that Lil Wayne was doing well, while a Tweet saying "I'm good" was later posted on his Twitter page.
Lil Wayne is "alive and well" but did suffer a seizure, the rapper's friend and record label rep said on Friday, March 15, following a report about a health scare that spurred panic and prayers among fans on Twitter.
A message posted on Lil Wayne's official Twitter page that afternoon read: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love."
Lil Wayne has spoken up for the first time since it was reported that he suffered from two seizures in two days.
"Thanx for all the prayers! I am good," the rapper Tweeted on October 27.
Lil Wayne was apparently hospitalized on October 25 for dehydration, not for suffering a seizure.
"Lil Wayne was successfully released from the hospital after being treated for a severe migraine and dehydration," Lil Wayne's rep said in a statement to MTV News. "He is at home on doctor-mandated rest and will return to work soon. He appreciates all of his fans for their support and love."
Lil Wayne was upset after being denied tickets to the Thunder-Spurs NBA finals game on May 31, but left out the fact that he was only interested in front row seats.
"Was going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow. Smh [shaking my head]. Go Spurs!" Lil Wayne Tweeted on May 31, 2012.
Lil Wayne is recovering from a skateboard accident the occurred on Sunday where he gashed his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park.
The 28-year-old rapper was in St. Louis for a performance at the outdoor Verizon Amphitheatre, the Associated Press Reports. Lil Wayne, accompanied by a large entourage, showed up Sunday at DePaul Health Center's emergency room.
The release of Lil Wayne's ninth studio album "The Carter IV" has been pushed back once again.
According to Billboard.com the album will debut on August 29. Initially the rapper announced in March that the album was supposed become available on May 16, 2011, but the release date was later pushed to June 21.
Lil Wayne is set to headline MTV's first televised rap unplugged concert in 10 years in June, months after he was released from prison.
The hip hop artist spent his eight months behind bars last year for a 2007 felony gun conviction. Despite his legal troubles, Lil Wayne, has maintained a giant fan base and recently toured the United States.
His MTV concert, set to debut on June 12, is the network's first unplugged production by a rapper since Jay-Z's 2001 special.
Jennifer Lopez debuted a full-length version of her "I'm Into You" music video on the "Today" show on Monday.
The song, which features rapper Lil Wayne, is the third single from the 41-year-old actress-singer's upcoming seventh studio album, "Love?," which hits stores on May 3. What do you think of the video? Vote in our poll.