Lil Wayne speaks out following the passing of a police officer who saved his life when he was 12-years-old.
Lil Wayne often shares the story of how a heroic officer by the name of Robert Hoobler. Robert, also known as Uncle Bob saved the rapper from a self-inflected gun wound to the chest at just 12-years-old. Lil Wayne explains that while other officers on the scene attempting to find incriminating evidence- Uncle Bob rushed Weezy to the hospital as there were no paramedics in the area available. A nurse later revealed that if the rapper would've had to wait for an ambulance- it would've costed him his life.
Uncle Bob was found unresponsive in his home in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on Friday morning. Though his cause of death has not been revealed, it is reported that he had been dealing with health issues throughout the years.
Lil Wayne shared a heartfelt message on Instagram following his passing. He writes, "everything happens for a reason. I was dying when I met u at this very spot. U refused to let me die. Everything that doesn’t happen, doesn’t happen for a reason. That reason being you and faith. RIP uncle Bob. Aunt Kathie been waiting for u. I’ll love & miss u both and live for us all," wrote Weezy.