/  08.17.2021


Following his emotional recounting of his suicide attempt at the age of 12 on “Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho,” Lil Wayne offered to provide financial support to the ex-police officer who saved his life

Robert “Uncle Bob” Hoobler, a former cop, recently revealed to TMZ that he saw Wayne in New Orleans in 2019 while he was in town for a radio show appearance. The officer said that the rapper said he would provide Hoobler with financial support and anything he needed in exchange for his heroic act. 

As many can recall, in his interview, Wayne admitted that Uncle Bob was the only person in the group of police officers who came to his rescue when they responded to the sound of the gunshot that Wayne fired. The MC explained that while the other cops jumped over his injured body to search the house for weapons and drugs, Uncle Bob was the one to carry him to a police car in order to be taken to the hospital. 

Several years after the incident, Wayne and Uncle Bob reunited. During this meeting, Bob expressed to Wayne that he didn’t want anything from the rapper, but told he Wayne that he was “glad he saved a life that mattered.”

So far, Uncle Bob has not accepted any monetary aid from the Young Money CEO but he has been talking to Weezy about joining his team in an organizational capacity. 

This is not the first time the ‘How to Love’ rapper has talked about Uncle Bob publicly. In a 2015 song, “London Roads,” Wayne recounted the horrific day and remembers being carried in Uncle Bob’s arms. In the final line of the track Wayne says, “If he (Uncle Bob) didn’t save that lil boy there’d be no Weezy,” expressing his gratitude for the cop’s actions that day.

Lil Wayne’s candid conversation with Emmanuel Acho continues a larger conversation about the impact of mental health issues in young children, especially those in the Black community.

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