Grammy-winning rapper T.I. had a night to forget about this week. The Hustle Gang leader shared an epic story about his crew’s run-in with law enforcement.
Tip went to Instagram last night (November 7) with live footage of his run-in with cops.
Coincidentally, a few days ago rap pioneer Kurtis “Kurtis Blow” Walker credited cops for saving his life after he collapsed outside in Los Angeles.
“The police saved my life, a Black man. In this day and age, people need to hear that!” he said in a statement. Around 9 p.m. on Saturday, the trio had responded to a bus stop near the Westfield Promenade. It was initially reported as a robbery call, but it turned out to just be an argument between Walker and his son. As officers talked to the pair, Walker collapsed. After about five minutes, paramedics arrived and rushed walked to a hospital. He said he has the officers to thank. “They got there so fast. If they got there any later, I would have died. I want to thank the officers from the bottom of my heart, no pun intended,” he said. (ABC 7 News)
A few weeks ago, rap star Lil Wayne credited a white police officer for saving his life in the 90’s after he shot himself.
“At the age of 12-years-old, I shot myself,” Wayne said. “I was in the house, police knocked on the door, I was right there. They knocked the door down, everybody jumped over my body to get the guns and drugs and whatever they could find. It took one guy to stop right there and just cuss everybody out that hopped over me like, ‘What the f*ck are y’all doing? – F*ck an ambulance, do you not see this kid right here with a hole in his chest? You. You drive.’ He picked me up, he brought me to the hospital. He didn’t drop me off at the ambulance and say, ‘You take him.’ He brought me to the hospital room and stood there and waited until the doctor said, ‘He’s gonna make it.’ He said, ‘Don’t worry. My name’s Uncle Bob.’ He was white as snow. Them motherf*ckers that hopped over me was blacker than me. Yeah, he was a cop and my life was saved by a white man. I don’t know what racism is. I know a good motherfu**er named Uncle Bob, though.” (AP)
Recently, Wayne shared his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I was on a sports show recently, and I was asked a question like that about black lives or whatever. When we got off the air, [host] Shannon Sharpe said: ‘I really want to commend you for answering like that, because you didn’t make something up just to make yourself one of us. And to make yourself a victim.’ I’m not that. And honestly, I don’t care. I care what’s going on with me and my kids and my world and my mom and who’s going to pay this next bill. That’s what matters to me.” (New York Times)