Lil Wayne has caused quite an uproar in the black community concerning his claims of having never dealt with racism. But Wayne remains unrelenting in his opinions, and in a recent interview with the Associated Press, the NOLA native re-affirmed that he has never experienced racism. Said the “Sucker For Pain” rapper:
“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,” he told the AP. “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.”
To further illustrate his point, Lil Wayne recounted an incident that occurred when he was 12; he shot himself in the chest and a white police officer who came to his rescue.
“My life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is.” Wayne said. “I know a good [expletive] named Uncle Bob. He was white as snow. Them (expletive) that hopped over me, were blacker than me.”
Wayne said “Uncle Bob” rushed the Young Money boss to the hospital where he stayed until he heard Weezy would pull through.
The experience appears to have established for Lil Wayne, that goodwill isn’t about race. The event has squelched any possibility in his mind that the totality of a people behave the same way.