Lil Wayne Doesn’t Know What Racism Is Because A White Cop Saved His Life
In a new interview, Lil Wayne responds to some of the backlash he received last month after telling Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” that there was “no such thing as racism” because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. For those who missed it, here’s the clip.
This week, Wayne clarified his statements, explaining that one of the reasons he feels this way is because a white police officer saved his life as a kid, after he accidentally shot himself in the chest. He says,
Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though.
Wayne recalls that he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him.
He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me.
Wayne says the man known as “Uncle Bob” personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him.
(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said ‘He’s gonna make it’
It’s the world out there. It’s not a certain part or a certain kind or a certain culture or whatever of people, it’s people — those people out there in that crowd. I’m blessed to have that opportunity, so with that said I can only be honest with such a thing, I have never witnessed racism.
In other news, Wayne’s new book “Gone Till November: A Journal of Rikers Island” is now available.