Though rapper Lil Wayne is currently incarcerated, that doesn’t mean he’s a bad guy. In fact, former President Bill Clinton is showing his support for the rapper!
How? Well, yesterday morning when we were all hitting the polls, the former president called into a Pittsburgh radio station’s to support some local Democratic candidates and urge young people to vote. Different subjects arose in a question/answer form to the President, one being the rapper’s impending release from jail.
When 96.1 KISS Fm asked the question, Clinton responded with this: “I tell you what I think about that. I know this is kind of a funny question for you to ask me. But I think—you know, 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, all these people are smart.’ This guy’s smart. And he’s got abilities. And he’s got a new chance now. And what I hope is that this is not just something to brand him as a cool guy, but that it’ll never happen again to him.”
Clinton also suggested that the rapper would be a comeback kid in his own right.
“You know, I think a lot of these people, they don’t get successful in that—just like in any other area of life—by being really dumb. They’re really smart. But a lot of them had tough lives, and they almost think it’s cool to get in trouble every now and then, or they don’t know how to stay out. But what I hope will happen is that he has a good life now.”
On an ending note, Clinton was also asked about the return of the McRib, “I like it when people have more choices,” and about the hit show The Jersey Shore, to which he replies, “I haven’t watched it. I just read about it.”