Miami Beach, FL – Lil Wayne was this 12 months’s recipient of BET’s I Am Hip Hop award at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards. As a part of his acceptance speech, Lil Tunechi recalled the day a white cop he calls Uncle Bob saved his life.
He was 12 years previous when he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a New Orleans residence. As individuals scrambled to get out of the constructing, Uncle Bob made certain to get younger Weezy assist. When EMS refused to take him by ambulance, Uncle Bob took issues into his personal palms.
“There’s a person in New Orleans,” Wayne stated. “His title is Uncle Bob. Came into an residence in the future, he bust within the door, weapons drawn. He noticed no person. He noticed legs on the ground. It was my legs. He noticed blood all over the place. A bunch of police hopped over me, he refused to take action.
“I by no means knew — I talked to him the opposite day — I by no means knew EMS was on the scene. He stated EMS tried twice they usually instructed him there’s nothing. He refused to let that die. Forget an ambulance, he introduced me to the hospital himself. He refused to attend, kicked within the doorways and stated, ‘Do no matter you gotta do to ensure this little one make it.’ Not solely that, that day Uncle Bob was a murder detective. He was off on element. He simply heard the decision and got here. Not solely did he refuse to take a seat … he refused to go away. He stayed and made certain I made it.”
Of course, Wayne has instructed this story earlier than. In truth, he as soon as used it to clarify why he didn’t consider in racism.
“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man,” he stated in a 2016 interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t know what racism is. I do know nigga named Uncle Bob, although. He was white as snow. Them niggas that hopped over me had been blacker than me. [He] stood there and waited till the physician stated, ‘He’s gonna make it.’”
Check out the speech above and take a look at the footage from the I Am Hip Hop section under.