Last month, the rapper told The Undisputed‘s Skip Bayless that there is “no such thing as racism.” Now, he’s clarifying his comments and explaining why he feels that way. Lil Wayne told the AP that a white cop once saved his life when he shot himself in the chest at the age of 12.
“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. He was white as snow.
Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me,” Wayne said, detailing how officers stepped over his body and broke down the door looking for guns and drugs, while one officer stopped to help.
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The rapper said the officer, known only as “Uncle Bob,” went with him to the hospital and stayed with him until he was stable. “He stood there and waited until the doctor said ‘He’s gonna make it.'” Wayne also added that he knows racism still exists, but when he’s on stage, he sees all colors.
“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,” adding, “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.”