Hours after claiming that he couldn't relate to the Black Lives Matter movement because he is a "rich m**********r" Lil Wayne has explained his controversial statements. The hip-hop star confessed that he inadvertently sabotaged the interview after becoming agitated by a line of questioning about his teenage daughter.

The 34-year-old star provoked the wrath of legions of fans during an interview on ABC's Nightline when he distanced himself from the campaign which protests against police brutality and has received support from stars including Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande.

"I don't feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothing to do with me. If you do, you crazy as s**t," he said. " Feeling connected to something that ain't got nothing to do with you? If it ain't got nothing to do with me, I ain't connected to it."

He added: "That whole wave just went right by me, way too fast to even give an opinion, so I was just like, 'Oh, OK, that's what's happening.'"

The Lollipop hitmaker has since released a statement saying he had become annoyed with Nightline's Linsey Davis after she quizzed him about his misogynistic, offensive lyrics.

"When the reporter began asking me questions about my daughter being labelled a bitch and a ho, I got agitated. From there, there was no thought put into her questions and my responses," he told TMZ, adding: "Apologies to anyone who was offended."

This is not the first time Wayne's views on the race issues affecting the black community has irked fans. Back in September he declared that "there is no such thing as racism" because his life had been saved by a white police officer when he was 12.

The Black Lives Matter movement has gained traction in recent months following the deaths of Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Minnesota at the hand of officers.