Lil Wayne has offered financial help to the police officer who saved his life after an attempted suicide. The superstar rapper – whose full name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. – was only 12 when he tried to take his own life. Now 38, he recently opened up about the entire experience during an interview on the “Uncomfortable Conversations” podcast with Emmanuel Acho.
Wayne related his hopeless outlook at the time, citing, in particular, a conversation with his aunt who told him he could not pursue music because he had ditched class. His mother was on her way home to punish him on the fateful day when he decided to find her gun. He revealed in the podcast that he called the police in advance, informing them he knew where his mother’s gun was kept and that he planned to use it on himself.
(** Language warning)
“I picked up the phone, I called the police. Yes, I knew where she put her gun and it was in her bedroom. And so I went in her bedroom, grabbed the gun. I already made the phone call, looked in the mirror.
“I pulled the trigger. [I shot] in my chest. I aimed for my heart, didn’t feel a thing though. So I wasn’t going through any pain, it was the shock. I woke up to the police knocking, that’s what woke me up. It took too long to die.”
He added, “The blood was pouring out of my chest so much that it made it easy for me to slide with my shirt on the wood across the floor. I made it all the way there. All the energy I had left was to kick the door.”
Among the police unit that arrived shortly thereafter was officer Robert Hoobler, whom he has since called “Uncle Bob.” The other officers ignored Wayne lying on the ground and instead began searching the house for weapons and drugs. “Uncle Bob” ran up the steps and immediately tended to Wayne.
The rapper recalled, “I was spitting all in his face, blood and everything and all I was trying to tell [him] was I’m not a baby. He kept saying, ‘Do you not see the f***ing baby on the ground with a hole in his chest?'”
“He was screaming at them… and he must’ve been the boss because they all came in the room and was like, ‘Oh sorry boss, we called the ambulance’ and he was like, ”I don’t give a f**k.'”
Wayne credited God with saving his life that day and added that he was never truly able to discuss his mental health with his mother.
“When you have no one to vent to, no one to get this out to, you can’t bring it to your friends at school because you’re still trying to be cool to them, you’re not tryna let them know, ‘I got something going on at home,'” he said.
“Also, what I never said was… the mom that I knew before that day, on my life, and everyone’s life. I have never met, or seen, or heard that lady again in my life.”
“So I didn’t die that day, but somebody was gone. She’s never been that way ever again,’ he continued. ‘As far as the parents out there, obviously that was an eye-opener for her. And what she decided to do was, I let my flower grow.”
Hoobler has revealed that when they met in 2019, Lil Wayne offered to provide financial support if Robert ever needed it, telling him “all he has to do is say the word.” He added, “I met him years later and he said to me, ”I’m just happy to see I saved a life that mattered.'”
Hoobler told TMZ that he has not taken the rapper up on his generous offer, but they have discussed him joining Lil Wayne’s team in “some sort of administrative capacity.”
Oddly, in his 2015 song “London Road,” Lil Wayne suggested that “Uncle Bob” had died.
He rapped, “I remember goin’ in your gun drawer, puttin’ it to my chest and missin’ my heart by centimeters, I remember dyin’ on her room floor and wakin’ up in some police’s arms, he died recent, so I hope heaven made more room for him.”
Unbeknown to Wayne at the time, the reports of Hoobler’s death had been greatly exaggerated …
The feel-good story is especially poignant at a time when black people are being falsely taught that white people only want to hunt them, with cops as the worst predators. All spurred on by unscrupulous morons like Lebron James and Ibram X Kendi, their dirty water carried proudly by a confederacy of mendacious dunces like Don Lemon and the Joy-less duo of Reid and Behar.
They would all do well to take a cue from Lil Wayne.
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