Lil Wayne is yet again in the middle of what sounds like a brewing mess.
Following the tragic shooting incident that took place in Aurora, CO last week, fans and media outlets have begun to point out similarities between Lil Wayne and Big Sean’s latest video and the horrific scene that unfolded last Friday at an Aurora movie theater that left 12 people dead.
The video for “My Homies Still” (featuring rapper Big Sean) mostly takes place in the most bizarre suburbia ever—pink elephants, dancing pandas and makeout sessions with mannequins included—all Wayne’s usual brand of chaos.
But, in light of the recent The Dark Knight Rises tragedy, the ending takes a much darker turn.
At around the 3:35 mark in the video, Lil Wayne and his gang are transported to a movie theater where they dance, sing and throw popcorn at the screen. In what is surely a case of horrible timing, the theater is occupied by a number of skeletons.
Those following the shooting at one Colorado screening of the Batman film noted that, in the main setup for this scene, there are 12 skeletons visible. The exact number of people who lost their lives in the Dark Knight tragedy.
Later in the video, the camera pulls back to reveal many more skeletons (upwards of twenty, by our count), but it still seems to be an eerie coincidence.
Once that connection was made, others were quick to point out other similarities between the music video and reports of the crime scene: For one, smoke bombs set off in the suburban streets (where Lil Wayne also skateboards past a pair of skeletons). And, at 3:28, a mirrored reflection in the window nearly takes on the shape of a bat.
While Wayne has not spoken out on his latest clip, the director, Parris, took to Twitter to respond to the similarities. One user asked, “How do you feel about shooting the scene with the skeletons in the movie theater? Is that a bit eerie to you?”
“Not at all. It’s just sad that people try an associate a tragedy to a music video that was created by having fun nothing more,” Parris responded. “I’m not that deep or sick to put cryptic messages in my videos purely art and entertainment.”
We honestly think this is a bit of reach, considering that this video was shot and released well before the incident occurred.
So, what say you Bossip readers? Should Weezy and Big Sean edit out the scenes that mimic the Dark Knight movie massacre? Or are the fans and media taking the similarities too far?
Watch the video here and decide for yourself.
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