Rapper Lil Wayne has made a career out of “Gangster rap,” and many were surprised when he told ex-NFL player, Shannon Sharpe, racisms has never been a part of his life. Lil Wayne was being interviewed by Sharpe on his show Undisputed.
Lil Wayne added that he does not support the Black Lives Matter movement either. Sharpe pleaded with the rapper to acknowledge that racism is common in America. But Lil Wayne wasn’t having any of it.
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“God knows I have been nothing but blessed. My whole path, these 33 years have been nothing but a blessing. I have never—never’s a strong word—never dealt with racism and I’m glad I didn’t have to and I don’t know if it’s because of my blessings, but it is my reality.”
Wayne recalled an event that led him to believe that racism isn’t an issue in America. The Daily Mail spoke to Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., in more detail about his story. He told them when he was 12, he accidentally shot himself and the cops broke in to find him lying in a pool of his own blood.
He said: “They knocked the door down. Everybody jumped over my body to go get the guns and drugs and whatever they could find. It took one guy to stop right there and cuss everybody out for hopping over me, yelling at them, ‘What the f*** are you all doing?…Did you not see this kid on the floor, there’s a hole in his chest!’ Hey, you drive!’
He picked me up. Brought me to the hospital. He didn’t drop me off at the ambulance and say ‘you take him.’ He brought me to the hospital room and stood there until the doctor said ‘he’s gonna make it.'”
The rapper said the funny part about the whole event was the cops that jumped over him were “blacker than me” and the cop that saved him was “white as snow.” The white officer made sure the young boy felt at ease and told him to call him “Uncle Bob.”
Lil Wayne concluded the interview saying, “my life was saved by a white man, I don’t know what racism is. I know a good (expletive) named Uncle Bob, though.”