Bill Clinton Gives Lil Wayne the Thumbs Up
With Lil Wayne's impending release from jail tomorrow (Nov. 4), former President Bill Clinton has spoken out in support of the Young Money leader. Appearing on 96.1 Kiss FM's 'The Morning Freak Show' yesterday to bolster Democratic support in the Pittsburgh elections, Clinton shared his thoughts on Weezy and his recent incarceration.
"This guy's smart. And he's got abilities. And he's got a new chance now," Clinton said. "And what I hope is that this is not something just to brand him as a cool guy, but that it will never happen again to him. A lot of these people, they don't get successful in that, just like any area of life by being really dumb; they're really smart. But a lot of them have had really tough lives and they almost think its cool to get in trouble every now and then or they don't know how to stay out. What I hope will happen is that he has a good life now."
Clinton continued by explaining how his daughter Chelsea got him to open his mind to rap music and understand the brainpower behind it.
"My daughter introduced me to rap and hip-hop music, after I said some things she thought were not very smart. She said, 'Dad you need to listen, a lot of these people are smart.'"