‘Do you know that boy? ‘Cause I didn’t’: Legendary rapper Lil Wayne responds to criticism of Ja Morant’s guns, claims those who speak out against the NBA superstar only know him for ‘dip and jump’
- In addition to more than 140 music awards, Wayne has also had several weapons charges.
- Morant has been suspended by the Grizzlies and is awaiting punishment from the NBA
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Legendary four-time Grammy Award-winning rapper and artist Lil Wayne has weighed in on Ja Morant’s ongoing gun criticism during an appearance on Showtime’s ‘all the smoke‘ Podcast.
Aside from his successful rap career, which has earned him a total of 143 awards and 211 nominations, Wayne also has a long history of arrests on multiple weapons charges.
During his appearance, Wayne made several strong points, with the most pertinent ones stemming from him saying that many of the people who talk about Morant don’t actually know the player personally.
‘Do you know that boy? Because I don’t,’ Wayne said emphatically. “I know him from dunking and jumping, and I only got to know him when I started paying attention to him in his senior year of college.
He comes from a town of 3,000 inhabitants. Like what? What are you waiting for? They all gave him $200 million. I just said, a town with 3,000 people. Do you expect me to be responsible? Now we are tripping.
Legendary rapper Lil Wayne recently commented on Ja Morant’s ongoing saga, telling many of his critics: ‘You know that guy? because I do not
Morant has recently been suspended by the Grizzlies and is awaiting punishment from the NBA.
He was filmed waving a gun over the weekend (left) two months after filming himself waving a gun at a Denver strip club (right)
That is magic. Because I could tell you now, I come from a very well raised, beautiful, nice mother, you know what I mean?
‘My mom would work her ass to make sure everything around me was nice, and I was still an airhead. I shot myself. And that young man, I could imagine coming from a fucking place with 3,000 people and becoming who I am.’
It is well documented that Wayne suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest as a child.
For years, he claimed the incident was an accident, only to finally reveal that it was a near-successful suicide attempt that saved his life thanks to the split-second decisions of a police officer who opted to take him to the hospital instead of wait. for an ambulance.
Despite his acclaimed music career winning over 140 awards, Wayne has also had gun issues.
He was pardoned in January 2021 by Donald Trump, following a December 2020 firearm arrest in Florida.
Podcast co-host and 2003 NBA champion Stephen Jackson followed up on Wayne’s comments by saying simply, “If they had social media when I was a kid, I wouldn’t have made it.”
Earlier in the conversation, Wayne made other comments about how Morant’s position as the breadwinner within his squad probably affects things as well.
‘Best I can do is remember when I was younger and my friends, my squad, my niggas around me, back in the age when they had no money.
I’m the one with the money, and I don’t even know how much money I’ll end up with, but I’m the one with some money in my pocket, I know I have a bright future.
‘My friends, you are not on a payroll. They are my friends, they live well when they are with me. When I have to go to work and all that, they have to go back to being who they have to be.
‘So I say that to say, they were on those streets and I was aware of that. So if I was going through something at the time, something public, I could imagine the rebellious attitude I would have if my friends incited that attitude.
I would like a… a tell me something. I look like Zion [Williamson]. People begging you to lose weight and get in better shape, I wish you would tell me something. Do you know how much money I have, boy? Just like this.