On Monday, I’m sure all hip-hop fans including myself, breathed a sigh of relief as rapper Lil’ Wayne was finally released after spending a week in Cedars-Sinai Hospital for what label exec/friend Birdman told Hot97’s Angie Martinez, was just a case of exhaustion. *side-eye*
After numerous alleged false reports that the 30-year-old New Orleans native was in a coma, being read his last rites, and awaiting his mother’s arrival to make a decision on “pulling the plug” after he suffered multiple seizures…the hip-hop world was spared another tragedy. However, let’s be real here. Would we really have been shocked if the reports had turned out to be true and we’d lost another great young artist?
As we all know, Weezy‘s extensive drug use is no secret. In his 2009 “Behind The Music” documentary the rapper responded to the public’s concern about his use of the drug known as “lean” ( a combination of promethazine and codeine) by stating, “I don’t care if it was heroin in my cup. It’s in MY cup.”
In the 2011 Rolling Stone cover story about Lil’ Wayne, writer Josh Eels wrote, “before he went to jail, Wayne chain-smoked blunts like they were Marlboro Lights. (He purportedly used to take his bus instead of flying, because he didn’t like going that long without getting high.) That was on top of his promethazine-laced cough-syrup habit that left him in a thick perma-haze.”
So needless to say…although the reports of the rapper being near death were allegedly false, they would not have been surprising in the least bit had they turned out to be true.
And let us not forget that in 2007, rapper Pimp C, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room after an apparent overdose of “lean”. The popular rapper of UGK fame was 33.
The next time you and your son are in the great “I don’t need school because I wanna be a rap star” debate…please make them aware that their favorite rapper probably has a college degree or at least been to college. Here is a list of some of hip-hop’s hottest artists and their education acheivements. 🙂
J.Cole: Graduated with honors from St. John’s University in New York City with a major in communications.
Ludacris: Graduated from Georgia State University with a major in music management.
Chuck D (Public Enemy): Graduated from Adelphi University with a degree in graphic design.
Two Chainz: Attended Alabama State University and played for their basketball team for one year. Transferred to Virginia State for his sophomore year. Not clear whether he graduated from Va. State, but rumor has him graduating from college with a 4.0 average. Whether this is truth or urban legend is hard to determine, but if there must be rumors, this is a good one.
Lil Wayne: Attended University of Houston, where he studied psychology. Currently takes classes online at the University of Phoenix.
A fan of rapper Lil’ Wayne claims that he was attacked and hit over the head with a skateboard, causing him to fall to the ground bleeding, by a member of Weezy’s entourage. The fan alleges the incident took place after he was told by the rapper that he could not take a picture of him and his crew skateboarding. The fan says that after being told no he went back to his car and attempted to “sneak” a pic of Weezy and his boys…bad idea. The fan, whose name is Alfredo Marino claims he suffered a concussion and vertigo. S!@% got real huh?! Weezy has not been charged with any crime.
* Suge Knight pops slick and says he would beat the dog s!@% out of Rick Ross; still has no love for Diddy; thinks Tupac is still alive; and thinks that The Outlawz should be touring with that creepy ass hologram of Pac
Rick Ross’ yacht was pulled over after law enforcement smelled weed–boarded the boat, found nothing, no arrests, no further investigation. Pssss…I’m sure somebody was smart enough to throw that s!@% overboard. Ha!
Lil’ Wayne is releasing a headphone and skateboard shoe line, “Trukfit” clothing line, and partners with Mountain dew to create his own drink “DeWeezy”. Paper.
The Kardashians sign a $40 million deal with E! tv…nuff said
Recently Toya Carter and husband Memphiz Wright took a trip to Dubai. Here are some exclusive pics of the couple’s vacation.