On the second season premiere of daytime talk show “Katie,” rapper Lil Wayne speaks candidly for the first time about his recent hospitalization and seizures. He also talks to Katie about his time behind bars, drinking prescription-strength cough syrup and why he dropped out of high school.
on dropping out:
It was my mom’s idea [to quit school]. I had an album out and I was platinum already. Thank God and I was still trying to go to regular public school. And she saw me getting ready for school one day… she walked past my room and she saw me putting my gun in my backpack….
After the encounter with his mom (who interestingly enough, gave him the gun), she told him, “You don’t go to school anymore, you’re getting a GED.”
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