Lil Wayne Explains His Relationship W/ Police After Controversial Comments: A White Cop Saved My Life!

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Lil Wayne Explains His Relationship W/ Police After Controversial Comments: A White Cop Saved My Life!

After much backlash, rapper Lil Wayne is explaining his statements that he did not want to blame all police officers for police brutality.

It was previously reported that Lil Wayne offered his views on the police, in the days after the death of George Floyd and the protests that came after. He said,

“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. What I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge We have to actually get into who that person is.”

He continued:

“If we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”

Wayne also pointed out that people oftentimes don’t take action.

“Some people put a tweet out and they think they did something. Some people wear a shirt and they think they did something. What you gonna do after that? Did you actually help the person? Did you actually help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something?”

Now the rapper has taken to his show to elaborate on where his views on the police originated:

“My life was saved when I was young, I was 12 or something, I shot myself, by a white cop, Uncle Bob. So you have to understand from there for the way I view police period. I was saved by a white cop. There was a bunch of black cops that jumped over me when they saw me at that door laying on the floor with the hole in my chest. He refused to. Those black cops jumped over me and ran through the crib and said ‘We found the gun! We found this, we found that!’ He said, ‘I found this baby on this floor, I need to get to the hospital.’ He didn’t wait for an ambulance he took his car, he made somebody drive me. And he made sure that I lived.”

He continued,

Now that’s Uncle Bob and Uncle Bob’s story. I’m from New Orleans 17th [Ward] Hollygrove, we have a thing called jump out boys, uptown New Orleans, that’s the police. They pull up on you they already got the door cracked. They already got the door, thats why we call them jump off boys. You might think there’s a police car driving off the block, nah they’re about to stop and boom there it is. You ever seen a clown car and thirty of them get out the car? That’s how it be like when one small police car pull up but they got both doors cracked on both sides. Soon as they stop, they jump out, so many of ’em jump out and they ain’t coming up to you to ask you what’s your name and how you’re doing. They don’t have the door cracked for nothing. It’s not like they’re driving to war, they’re driving to a neighborhood. Why the doors need to be cracked, I’m not sure. But that’s what we grew up going through. When I see a perspective made about me, consider that as well. Consider that I’ve witnessed these types of things, what I grew up seeing.”

Lil Wayne then goes on to explain the time recently that a white pilot called the police on him.

“Couple of days ago I’m on my plane, private plane, thank god, I spent so much on that. And I work hard for what I’m able to spend on that. I had a situation on my plane, pilot happened to be caucasian. I go up there and talk to him. He tells me ‘get out of the aisle and go back to your seat.’ He must’ve thought he was flying United Airlines, he must’ve forgot that was my plane… He forgot what was going on, he had police waiting for me when we landed. But thank God the police didn’t forget what was going on and they let me go ahead. So before you wanna speculate on anything, I go through situations too. We all got our situations. Don’t judge no one for no reason how or whatever don’t judge  Do you, help out any kind of way you wanna help.”

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Authored by: Chelsea Adjalla