Lil Wayne grieves the loss of a NOLA cop who saved him as a child


Lil Wayne mourns the loss of a New Orleans officer who saved his life when he was 12 years old.

On Monday, the Grammy Award-winning musician, 39, posted some touching words on Instagram about Robert “Uncle Bob” Hoobler. He rushed to his rescue after a 1994 suicide attempt.

Everything happens for a reason. The rapper shared a picture of Hoobler alongside the words, “I was dying when I met you at this exact spot.” “You refused me to die. Everything that doesn’t happen because it’s not meant to.

“That reason is you and faith. Uncle Bob, RIP. Aunt Kathie has been waiting for you. I’ll love and miss you and live for all of us,” he said. reports that Hoobler, 65 years old, was found dead at home in Louisiana on Friday. Daniel Nelson, Hoobler’s great-grandson, said he had recently amputated his legs and now had diabetes.

In an interview last year with Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL star, the rapper briefly spoke about his suicide attempt at age 12.

Before he took his mother’s gun and shot himself in the chest, he called the police.

The police arrived at the scene but ignored his plea for help. They instead focused their attention on the gun and the drugs in the room.

Hoobler, the only officer on duty at the time, heard the dispatch and ran to Wayne to assist him.

“It took a man named Uncle Bob to run up there and see me there. The rapper stated that he refused to step over me. One of the men shouted, “I got the drugs,” and that was when he became insane. He said, “I don’t care about drugs!” Can you not see the baby lying on the ground?'”

They have remained in touch ever since. The rapper spoke out about his views on police during the 2020 global protests against brutality by officers. He said that Hoobler had utterly changed his view of cops.

“A white cop saved my life.” “Uncle Bob,” he said in an episode of Apple Music’s Beats 1 program. “You have to get to know how I view the police. Period.”


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