Following his moving account of his 12-year-old suicide attempt at an unhappy conversation with Emmanuel Acho, Lil Wayne volunteered to financially support the former police officer who saved his life.
Former soldier Robert “Uncle Bob” Hoobler recently revealed to TMZ that he saw Wayne in New Orleans in 2019 while he was in town for a radio show. The official said the rapper said he would give Hoobler financial support and whatever he needed in return for his heroic act.
As many can remember, in his interview, Wayne admitted that Uncle Bob was the only person in the police force who helped him when they responded to the sound of a bullet fired by Wayne. The MC explained that when other police officers jumped over his wounded body looking for a house and weapons, it was Uncle Bob who took him in a police car to take him to hospital.
Wayne and Uncle Bob reunited years later after the incident. During the meeting, Bob told Wayne that he did not want anything from the rapper, but told him he was “happy to save the life that was so important.”
So far, Uncle Bob has not accepted any financial support from the Young Money CEO, but has spoken to Weezy about the possibility of joining his team in organizational capacity.
This is not the first time that the rapper of “How to Love” has spoken publicly about Uncle Bob. In the 2015 song, “London Roads”, Wayne recounted that bad day and remembers being held in the arms of Uncle Bob. In the last verse of the song, Wayne says, “If he (Uncle Bob) hadn’t saved the little boy, there would have been no Weezy,” expressing his gratitude for the soldier’s actions that day.
Lil Wayne and Emmanuel Acho’s open dialogue continues with major discussions on the impact of mental health issues on young children, especially those of the black community.