Lil Wayne Would Study Law If He Wasn’t Rapping
The ever-engrossing Lil Wayne stopped by 'The Mo'Nique Show' earlier this week to plug Young Money's new record, help perform the group's unavoidable 'Bedrock' single and talk some shop. An interesting - and slightly hilarious - tidbit came out of Weezy's interview. When asked what he would do if he never had a career in rap, Wayne said he'd hit the books in the biggest way possible.
"School," said Wayne. "I would probably still be in school because I would probably be studying something like law. No, I wouldn't want to be a lawyer, but that's probably what I would be doing. I like to be powerful and that's probably something I would have done if I wouldn't had done rapping."
This love of civics certainly didn't just come out of the blue. Wayne famously enrolled in the University of Houston in the mid-aughts and majored in Political Science until his rap career became too big to look back. He also participated in a PSA program encouraging kids to stay in school earlier this year.
"Growing up in a tough neighborhood is something I know a little about," Weezy said in the commercial, which was available on YouTube. "It's not easy and you have to rise up and stand out. Right now, fewer than one in ten lower income students can expect to earn a bachelor's degree. Odds like that, a better life seems harder to come by. America needs a stronger educational system and the time is now for bold reform. We owe the next generation a brighter future. Motivate. Educate. Elevate. Get Schooled."