Lil Wayne is forever grateful to “Uncle Bob”—the police officer
who saved his life after a childhood suicide attempt—and he’s
made sure to make that clear.
After Weezy’s recent Uncomfortable Conversations interview,
where he opened up about his mental health struggles and the day
when he shot himself at age 12, sources learned that Robert
“Uncle Bob” Hoobler is still kicking it and even caught up with
Wayne in 2019.
When Weezy came to New Orleans for a radio show, he was
reintroduced to the man who saved his life and offered him
financial help in the process. Now, Bob shares, there’s talks of
him possibly joining the rapper’s team in an administrative
In his latest interview, Wayne shared the story of his suicide
“It took a guy named ‘Uncle Bob.’ When he got there and he got to
the top of the steps and saw me there, he refused to step over me,”
Wayne recalls. “One of them yelled, ‘I got the drugs’ and that’s
when he went crazy. He was like, ‘I don’t give a fuck about no
drugs, do you not see the baby on the ground?’”
Bob eventually helped transport Wayne to the hospital and the
rest is history. Since the incident, rumors of the officer’s death
began circulating and Wayne even rapped about it in “London
Roads,” prompting Wayne to offer to pay for his funeral service.
But of course, there was no need. Life is coming full circle for Lil