Young black men in America are getting caught with small amounts of weed in public.
But you can get arrested for it.
Vice News spoke to some of the country’s most notorious young rappers and they’re all saying they’d be willing to go to jail for the stuff they’re smoking in public, including Lil Wayne, who has been arrested for marijuana possession in the past and says he’s been arrested five times already.
We’ll be arrested for any thing, but weed is probably the biggest one, said Wayne.
It’s hard to get a hold of a guy that you’ve been trying to reach out to, but I’ve been arrested once and it was for possession of less than one gram.
Wayne said he was just trying to get his brother in contact with the authorities.
I got a brother that smokes weed.
He can’t afford it, but if you want to get me out of jail, you gotta get him in touch with the police.
We don’t need the police on our side.
We need the people, and we can’t have them on our sides.