Rapper Lil Wayne sides with the police on Black Lives Matter issue: My life was saved by a white cop

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Jun 08, 2020, 05:06 PM(IST)

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The rapper asked people to not judge him for having a favourable opinion of the cops.

After getting slammed for siding with the police over its brutality that led to the death of a black man named George Floyd, rapper Lil Wayne has doubled down on his support for the cops. 

The rapper was earlier slammed for suggesting that the activists were also to blame for the unarmed black man’s tragic death. Now, appearing on the latest episode of ‘Young Money Radio’, Lil Wayne explained how he was saved by a white cop when he was a kid and why he thinks good of them. 

He said, “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.”

Lil Wayne also mentioned other instances as he grew up. He further said, “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.”


The rapper asked listeners to not judge him for having a favourable opinion of the cops. He said, “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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