This Week in Black Twitter: Beyonce adds some color to CMAs; Lil Wayne on Black Lives Matter

Welcome back to This Week in Black Twitter, your weekly digest of the happenings on Black Twitter and cultural conversations on the web. Topics will span the gamut — pop culture, politics, sports, lifestyles and everything in between. This week: Beyonce adds some color to CMAs, Lil Wayne's lacking connection with Black Lives Matter and .

1. Beyonce performed on country music's biggest stage Wednesday night, teaming up to sing "Daddy's Lessons"* from her "Lemonade" album with the Dixie Chicks.


It was Beyonce's first time performing at the Country Music Association Awards, and her attendance wasn't welcomed by everyone. Some contended that Bey is not a country artist. And others took issue with a black woman performing at the awards show, ignoring the fact that country is rooted in black culture.

On stage with black musicians, Beyonce displayed her artistic range while bridging musical and racial divides.

As Spencer Kornhaber wrote for The Atlantic: "The political statement lies in the realization that this magnetic persona is a black woman's in a culture where black women so often don't get their due. A performance like the CMAs one shares in this dynamic. On stage with the Dixie Chicks, she flexed her might, showed the versatility of her gift, highlighted country's musical lineage, and let everyone partake."

Basically, a lot of people tuned in just for Bey.

But some weren't excited about the performance.

2. While promoting his new book, "Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island," rapper Lil Wayne said he doesn't "feel connected to" Black Lives Matter.

When asked about the movement during an interview with ABC News' "Nightline," Lil Wayne said: "I don't know nothing about that, what they're talking about. ... Man, don't get mad 'cause I'm rich and I don't see none of that."

"I don't feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothing to do with me," he added.

Lil Wayne later apologized, telling TMZ he stopped giving thoughtful answers after a question about his daughter got him agitated.

(Lil Wayne was featured on Solange's "A Seat at the Table.")

Some rationalized his response.

The interview reminded some of Dave Chappelle's standup performance about the media asking rapper Ja Rule his thoughts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Who cares "what Ja Rule thinks at a time like this. ... I want some answers that Ja Rule might not have right now," said the comedian.

It's safe to say commentary isn't needed from Lil Wayne on the black church that was burned and vandalized late Tuesday.


3. Less than a week before Election Day, users took to social media to explore double standards throughout Republican Donald Trump's campaign.

Using , people highlighted how Trump benefits from his white and class privileges. 

The Justice Department sued Trump Management for discrimination against black people in 1973, according to The New York Times.

 *Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the name of the song that Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks sang at the CMA Awards. The Sun regrets the error.