Miami Seaside, FL – Lil Wayne was this yr’s recipient BET’s I Am Hip Hop award at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards. As half his acceptance speech, Lil Tunechi recalled the day a white cop he calls Uncle Bob saved his life.
He was 12 years outdated when he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a New Orleans residence. As folks scrambled to get out 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 fingers.
“There’s a person in New Orleans,” Wayne mentioned. “His identify is Uncle Bob. Got here into an residence someday, he bust within the door, weapons drawn. He noticed no person. He noticed legs on the ground. It was my legs. He noticed blood in every single place. A bunch 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 mentioned EMS tried twice and so they instructed him there’s nothing. He refused to let that die. Neglect an ambulance, he introduced me to the hospital himself. He refused to attend, kicked within the doorways and mentioned, ‘Do no matter you gotta do to verify this baby make it.’ Not solely that, that day Uncle Bob was a murder detective. He was f 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.”
After all, Wayne has instructed this story earlier than. In truth, he as soon as used it to clarify why he didn’t imagine in racism.
“Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man,” he mentioned in a 2016 interview with The Related Press. “I don’t know what racism is. I do know a superb nigga named Uncle Bob, although. He was white as snow. Them niggas that hopped over me have been blacker than me. He] stood there and waited till the physician mentioned, ‘He’s gonna make it.’”
Try the speech above and take a look at the footage from the I Am Hip Hop section under.