News: Lil Wayne Imagines Alternate Rap Career, "I Would Probably Be Studying Something Like Law"
Thursday, Dec 17, 2009 9:00PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has shared his thoughts on what his possible career move would have been without hip-hop and said he saw himself studying law.
Speaking with television personality Mo' Nique, Weezy explained the importance of having a proper education.
"School," Wayne said about what he would do without a rap career. "I would probably still be in school because I would probably be studying something like law. No [I wouldn't want to be lawyer], but that's probably what I would be doing. I like to be powerful and that's probably something I would have done if I wouldn't had done rapping." ("The Mo' Nique Show")
Wayne promoted a "Get Schooled: You Have The Right" television program earlier this year.
"Growing up in a tough neighborhood is something I know a little about," Weezy said in the commercial's intro. "It's not easy and you have to rise up and stand out. Right now, fewer than one in ten lower income students can expect to earn a bachelor's degree. Odds like that, a better life seems harder to come by. America needs a stronger educational system and the time is now for bold reform. We owe the next generation a brighter future. Motivate. Educate. Elevate. Get Schooled." (YouTube)
Weezy also attended the University of Houston in 2005 to further his own studies.
In January, Wayne started classes at the University of Houston, where he's majoring in political science. He takes classes including psychology on Tuesday and Thursday, and the rest of the time he spends devoted to music -- and sneaking in some studying. Wayne settled on UH because it's not too far from his native New Orleans, but far enough that he won't be distracted by all his hometown family and friends. He also says he's been hanging out in Houston for years and considers H-Town a second home. (VH1)
He recently shared his post-rap career game plan in an interview.
"I always said I ain't wanna do this no more after 35, I ain't wanna do it no more," Wayne revealed in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood. "So any time before 30 and 35, I might give it up. [But now] I gotta work as hard as I can so I ain't gotta look back. [When I retire, I'll] do something else, I'm gonna retire from this and probably jump into some ownership of some sports team or you know, I'm very heavy into sports. Any sport. [I'd want ownership] of the team. It doesn't matter, it could be basketball, it could be baseball, of course it wouldn't be baseball, there's too much money to own that, but it could be basketball or football, it wouldn't matter. I could buy into a baseball team with someone." (Tim Westwood TV)
Check out Lil Wayne speaking on the importance of education below: