Lil Wayne is a drug addict.
I understand he had one very position interaction with a white cop, but that doesn’t change the fact racism exists in this country and police brutality is running the rampant. The cop that he calls “Uncle Bob” isn’t any different than any of the racist cops that are out there. This isn’t just speculation it is factually based on his record.
“My life was saved when I was young. … Shot myself. My life was saved by a white cop. Uncle Bob,” Wayne reiterated during his radio show. “So from, therefore, you have to understand the way I view police, period. … There was a bunch of black cops that jumped over me by that door with that hole in my chest. He refused to.”
In 2016, Lil Wayne made headlines when he denounced the Black Lives Matter movement. During an interview with ABC’s Nightline, the rapper claimed to not know “what racism is.” Additionally, he expressed that he only pledges allegiance to his red bandana.
Yet, what is missing from Wayne’s good samaritan story about Hoobler is the way the officer treated other people. In 2012, the deputy was fired from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Department after repeatedly tasing a Marrero, Louisiana man during an arrest. He called the victim several racial slurs including the N-word before unlawfully tasing him multiple times. The incident was so egregious that Sheriff Newell Normand considered filing criminal charges against his former deputy.
His latest sentiments come after his thoughts on the police killing of George Floyd, in which he opined that “we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge.”
Unfortunately, it is celebrities like Lil Wayne that make it harder for black people and easier for racist white people to oppress us.
It is very sad to see.
Flip the page for Wayne speaking on George Floyd.