FILE - In this June 25, 2016 file photo, Lil Wayne performs at the 2016 BET Experience in Los Angeles. The rapper got some backlash when he told Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” that there was “no such thing as racism” because his concert audiences had a a lot of white fans. He also said he had never dealt with racism. Lil Wayne said Tuesday, Oct. 11, that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12-years old after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Wayne understands why some people criticized him for saying racism is over, but claims people don’t see it from his perspective.

The rapper got some backlash last month when he told Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” that there was “no such thing as racism” because his concert audiences had a lot of white fans. He also said millennials knew that racism wasn’t cool.

When asked on Tuesday to expand on his thoughts, Lil Wayne told The Associated Press that one of the reasons he feels that way is because a white police officer saved his life when he was 12 years old after he accidentally shot himself in the chest.

“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.” Carter said.

The Grammy-winning rapper said he was lying on the floor when police broke down the door, stepping over his body looking for guns and drugs. But one man stopped and chastised the others for leaving him.

“He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me were blacker than me,” Carter said.

Carter says the man known as “Uncle Bob” personally took him to the hospital and stayed with him.

“(He) stood there and waited until the doctor said ‘He’s gonna make it,'” Carter said.

Still, he acknowledged that despite what he told Skip Bayless on “Undisputed,” there is such thing as racism. However, he says when he looks out from the 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,” Carter told the AP.

He added: “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.”

Carter made the comments while promoting the recently published “Gone Till November: A Journal of Rikers Island,” a revealing account of his eight-month jail sentence in 2010 after a gun charge.


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9 thoughts on “Lil Wayne Says A White Police Officer Saved His Life

  1. Ms Curly on said:

    If he was a “regular Joe” he would not make such a statement, not to say that his experience with cops has not been good. He is thinking mainly about his fan base and he does not want to step on anyone’s toes. Everyone wants to bring up black on black murders yes it does exist but it is a lot different when paid public servants kill anyone who is unarmed and many of the men getting killed without cause are NOT thugs. It seems that a lot of folks take these positions of authority for their own reasons, which have very little to do with the job description. That is my opinion.

    • I’m a “regular Joe” without a fan base, and I don’t give a baboon’s banana about stepping on anyone’s toes. I also have never had to deal with racism, except from other blacks, who practice racism against their own because of the different shades of skin and hair textures blacks are born with. Being racist against people of your own race is what makes blacks the most virulent racists on the planet. I’m as black as black can be, and I’ve never been treated worse by ANY other race of people than I have my own. It’s more common than people like to admit. They know that if you express negativity about blacks, they’ll turn on you, and you become Uncle Tom or a traitor to your race. I’m not a Lil Wayne fan, but kudos to him for not being part of the sheeple herd, and unafraid of speaking about his experiences. Much respect.

  2. CherylJ on said:

    Lil Wayne is pathetic he’s an ignorant moron & unfortunately he has a huge fan base that is influenced by this idiot. He’s a clear cut case of someone who has succeeded using his so-called talent and forgetting who he really is…he just hasn’t had his ‘wake-up’ call yet. I hope he never does experience racism because it truly hurts….

  3. mrknowitall on said:

    If racism is what you want to see, go to youtube and enter Don’t make the black kids angry. You will see a race war in its beginning.

  4. There are plenty of white and non black officers who do good; however, that does not mean racism does not exist. Lil Wayne should have just said he never experience racism but do NOT say racism does not all because a couple of whites were nice to you. Some whites were kind and help slaves but that did NOT mean racism did not exist with the others who pushed for slavery and racism to continue.

  5. It’s nice to know that Lil Wayne had a positive experience with a White Pig.

    Unfortunately, some other people of color have not had such a pleasant one.
    Way too many of our sons and daughters are being SLAUGHTERED in urban streets by those
    who have sworn to PROTECT & SERVE.

    There may be some “good cops” out and about. However, they are RARE!!!!!!!!!!

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