Even the most confident celebrities have had a moment or two of self-doubt. When Lil Wayne was 12 years old, he wanted to be a rapper so bad; he could not bear the thought of his mom saying no.
Dwayne Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne, was just ten years old when he struggled with his mental health. When he was 12 and struggling with the thought of not living his dream, he decided he was going to shoot himself.
“When you have no one to vent to, no one to get this out to, you can’t bring it to your friends at school because you’re still trying to be cool to them. You’re not tryna let them know, ‘I got something going on at home.’”Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne revealed his struggles to Emmanuel Acho during an interview on “Uncomfortable Conversations.” So, 12-year-old Lil Wayne took it upon himself to put a gun to his head.
However, he changed his mind and aimed for the heart. He had enough wherewithal to dial 911 first.
Officer Hoobler arrived at his home with other officers. He kicked in the door because he knew the boy would not be able to. Lil Wayne recounted the day to Acho.
“They saw me… they just jumped clean over me and went through the house talking about ‘I found the drugs, I found the gun,” he told Acho. “And so it took a guy named Uncle Bob.”
Officer Hoobler did not step over the boy. He stopped right there. Wayne said that one of the officers informed Hoobler that “I got the drugs.” However, Hoobler was not interested.
“And he was like ‘I don’t give a f—k about no drugs. Do you not see the baby on the ground?”Lil Wayne
Saving A Life
Wayne says he told Hoobler he was not a baby. Hoobler focused on the wounded child, having officers help him get Wayne into a police car. Hoobler held him “like a little baby” while another officer drove them to a hospital.
Hooblers actions saved Lil Wayne’s life. Lil Wayne ran into Hoobler, and he told him, ” I’m happy to see that I saved a life that mattered.”
Wayne offered financial support to Hoobler, who he calls “Uncle Bob.” Hoobler said it was not necessary, but the now-retired officer may join Lil Wayne’s team in the future.