Last month (Sept. 19), Billboard broke the information that Lil Wayne could be honored on the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards with their "I'm hip-hop award." The annual award present lastly aired on Tuesday night time (Oct. 16), as Weezy took the stage together with his mom Jacida Carter and eldest daughter Reginae Carter behind him to share within the particular second.
Prior to the 504 native delivering a heartfelt speech, a pre-recorded video was performed, that includes the likes of T.I., Missy Elliott, DJ Khaled, Ciara, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, and different artists showering Wayne with well-deserved reward. The Young Money Entertainment CEO went on to thank his followers, household, and mates for his or her real help all through his acclaimed profession.
Things received severe when Wayne shared the story of "Uncle Bob" [Robert Hoobler] going to excessive lengths to avoid wasting his life following a failed suicide try at 12-years-old. "There's a person in New Orleans, his title is Uncle Bob. He got here into an condominium at some point. He bust within the door, weapons drawn, he noticed no person. He noticed legs on the ground. It was my legs. He noticed blood all over the place. Bunch of police hopped over me. He refused to take action. I by no means knew, I talked to him the opposite day, I by no means knew EMS was on the scene," Weezy mentioned.
The "Uproar" rapper continued: "He introduced me to the hospital himself. He refused to attend, he kicked within the doorways. He mentioned, 'You get no matter you gotta do and also you make certain this youngster make it.' Not solely that, that day, Uncle Bob was a murder detective. He was off on element. He simply heard the decision and got here. Not solely did he refuse to sit down, not solely [didn't] he give me to the docs and depart, he refused to depart, he stayed and made positive that I made it."
Watch Lil Wayne's speech and the tribute video montage under.