Lil Wayne talks dropping out
Most parents would encourage their children to stay in school, but not Lil Wayne’s mom! The rapper revealed to Katie Couric that his mother was actually in favor of him leaving high school to continue pursuing his music career.
“It was my mom’s idea. I had an album out; it was platinum already–thank God–and I was still trying to go regular public school,'” Wayne told Katie Couric. He recalls that decision came one morning when his mother saw him put the gun she bought him in his backpack one morning. Initially she questioned why he would bring it to school, but later told him to put it in his bag for his own protection.
Not long after, Wayne said she made a much different declaration for his own safety, “She said, ‘You don’t go to school no more. You’re getting a GED,'” “So I went and got a GEd and I went to college.”