‘Do you know that boy? Because I don’t wanna’: Legendary rapper Lil Wayne hits back at Ja Morant’s gun criticism and says those speaking out against the NBA superstar only know him from ‘dunking and jumping’
- Besides more than 140 musical awards, Wayne has also been charged with a gun several times
- Morant has been suspended by the Grizzlies and is awaiting punishment by the NBA
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Legendary rapper and four-time Grammy-award winning artist Lil Wayne weighed in on Ja Morant’s ongoing gun criticism in an appearance on Showtime’s ‘All The Smoke’ Podcast.
Aside from his largely successful rap career, which has earned him a total of 143 awards and 211 nominations, Wayne also holds a lengthy arrest record for numerous weapons charges.
During his appearance, Wayne made some strong points, the most relevant of which came from him saying that many of the people talking about Morant don’t really know the player personally.
‘Do you know that boy? Because I don’t want to,’ said Wayne firmly. ‘I knew 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 came from a town of 3,000 people. Like what? What do you expect? You gave him $200million. I’m just saying, a town of 3,000 people. You expect him to be responsible? Now we’re tripping.
Legendary rapper Lil Wayne recently commented on the on-going Ja Morant saga, telling many of his critics: ‘You know that kid? Because I don’t
Morant was recently suspended by the Grizzlies and is awaiting punishment from the NBA
He was caught on video brandishing a pistol over the weekend (left) two months after he was filmed doing the same thing at a Denver strip club (right)
That’s the magic. Because I can tell you now, I came from a real upbringing, beautiful mother, kind, you know what I mean?
‘My mother busted her ass to make sure everything around me was good, and I was still a knucklehead. i shot myself And that young man, I wonder if I came from a place of 3,000 people and became 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, but later revealed it was a near-successful suicide attempt that saw his life saved by a police officer’s split-second decision to rush in. him in the hospital versus waiting. for an ambulance.
Despite his acclaimed music career that won more than 140 awards, Wayne also had issues with guns
He was pardoned in January 2021 by Donald Trump, after a December 2020 gun arrest in FL
Podcast co-host and 2003 NBA champion Stephen Jackson went on to follow up on Wayne’s comments by simply saying that ‘if they had social media when I was growing up I wouldn’t have done it.’
Earlier in the conversation, Wayne made other points about how Morant’s position as the bread winner within his squad likely affects things as well.
‘The best thing I can do is remember when I was young and my homies, my squad, my n***** around me, at an age where they didn’t have any money.
‘I’m the one with the money, and I don’t know how much money it’s going to get me, but I’m the one with the money in my pocket — I know I’ve got a bright future.
My homies, they’re not on the payroll. Those my homies, they live good when they are with me. When I have to go to work and all that, they have to go back to being the way they should be.
‘So I say that to say, they’re on the streets and I know it. So if I was going through something at the time, something public, I would think about the rebellious attitude I would have if my homies dug that attitude.
‘I wish someone would tell me something—a. I look like Zion [Williamson]. People begging her to lose weight and get better, I wish someone would tell me something—a. You know how much money I have, kid? Just like this.’