“Do you all know this boy?” Because I don’t’: Legendary rapper Lil Wayne hits back at Ja Morant’s gun criticism and says those who speak out against the NBA superstar only know him for ‘dipping and jumping’ ”
- In addition to more than 140 music awards, Wayne also had several gun charges.
- Morant has been suspended by the Grizzlies and awaits NBA punishment
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Legendary rapper and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Wayne weighed in on Ja Morant’s ongoing gun criticism during an appearance on Showtime’s ‘All the smoke‘ Podcast.
Aside from his largely successful rap career, which has garnered him a total of 143 awards and 211 nominations, Wayne also boasts a long record of multiple-weapon arrests.
During his appearance, Wayne made several strong points, the most relevant of which came from him saying that many people talking about Morant don’t know the player personally.
“Do you all know this boy?” Because I don’t know, Wayne said insistently. “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 people. Like what? What are you waiting for? You gave him $200 million. I just said, a town of 3,000 people. Do you expect him to be responsible? Now we are stumbling.
Legendary rapper Lil Wayne recently commented on the ongoing Ja Morant saga, telling many of his critics, “You all know that boy? Because I don’t
Morant was recently suspended by the Grizzlies and awaits NBA punishment
He was filmed waving a gun over the weekend (left) two months after filming himself doing the same at a Denver strip club (right)
‘It is magic. ‘Cause I could tell you now, I come from a very well-mannered, kind mother-in-law, you know what I mean?
“My mom was busting her ass to make sure everything around me was nice, and I was still a jerk.” I shot myself. And this young man, I could imagine if I came from some fucking place with 3,000 people and became who I am.
It has been well documented that Wayne self-inflicted a gunshot wound to his chest as a child.
For years he claimed the incident was an accident, only to reveal it was a near-successful suicide attempt that saw his life saved by a police officer’s split-second decisions who had chosen to rush him to the hospital rather than wait. for an ambulance.
Despite his acclaimed music career which has won over 140 awards, Wayne has also had gun trouble.
He was pardoned in January 2021 by Donald Trump, after a firearm arrest in December 2020 in Florida
Podcast co-host and 2003 NBA champion Stephen Jackson followed up Wayne’s comments by simply stating “if they had social media when I was growing up, I wouldn’t have made it.”
Earlier in the conversation, Wayne made further remarks about how Morant’s position as a breadwinner on his team likely also affects things.
“The best I can do is remember when I was younger and my homies, my team, my n***** around me, at the age when they didn’t have a money.
“I’m the one with the money, and I don’t even know how much money I’m going to end up with, but I’m the one with the money in my pocket – I know I have a bright future .”
“My friends, they are not paid. 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 should be.
‘So I say that to say, they in the streets and I was aware of that. So if I was going through something at that time, something public, I could imagine the rebellious attitude I would have if my homies encouraged that attitude.
“I would like a…a tell me something. I look like Zion [Williamson]. People begging him to lose weight and get in better shape, I want a–a guy to tell me something. Do you know how much money I have, boy? Just like that.’