Reacting to the nationwide protests in the United States as a result of police brutality against blacks after the killing of George Floyd, rapper Lil Wayne has revealed how his life was saved by a white police officer.
The 37-year-old was criticized for his recent remarks about activists also being responsible for Floyd’s death.
During an appearance on the latest episode of Young Money Radio on Apple Music, he explained his opinion on the police following the demonstrations made by the Black Lives Matter movement.
My life was saved when I was young. I was 12 or something, I think. Shot myself. I was saved by a white cop, Uncle Bob. So you have to understand … you have to understand the way I view police, period. I was saved by a white cop. There was a bunch of black cops jumped over me when they saw me at that door, laying on the floor with that hole in my chest. He refused to. He said, ‘I found this baby on this floor. I need to get to a hospital.’ He didn’t wait for an ambulance. He took his car. He made somebody drive it, and he made sure that I lived.”
Even though his life was saved a cop, Lil Wayne has also had some unpleasant experiences with police officers while growing up in the south.
I’m from New Orleans, 17th and High Grove. We have a thing called Jump Out Boys, uptown New Orleans. That’s the police. They pull up on you, they already got their door cracked. It look like, you ever seen a clown car — when a clown pull up in a small car and 30 of them get out the car, like 30 clowns. That’s how it be, like one small police car pull up, but they got both doors cracked on both sides. Bop, soon as they stop, bop, they jump out. So many of them jump out, and they ain’t coming running up to you to ask you what’s your name and how you doing and how’s your day. No, they not coming around after you for that.”
He also talked about a recent occurrence with a Caucasian pilot in his private jet.
A couple days ago I’m on my plane, private plane, mind you, thank God. So I had a situation on my plane. Pilot so happens to be Caucasian. I go up there to talk to him. He tells me, ‘Get out of the aisle and go back to your seat.’ He must have thought he was flying United Airlines or something, he must have forgot that that was my plane. He must have forgot. I think what happened is he did forget, he forgot what was going on. You know what happened, though? He had police waiting for me when we landed, waiting for my ass. Thank God the police, they didn’t forget what was going on, and they let me go ahead home.”
Lil Wayne finally appealed to listeners not to judge for having a favorable opinion of the police.
So … before you want to speculate about anything, understand that I go through situations, too, and we all got our situations, so don’t judge no one for no reason, for how or whatever, don’t judge.”
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