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Lil Wayne mourns police officer who saved his life after suicide attempt as a child

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Lil Wayne has paid tribute to Robert Hoobler, a former New Orleans police officer who saved the rapper’s life following a suicide attempt when he was a child.

As the New Orleans Advocate reports, Hoobler – who Lil Wayne affectionately referred to as Uncle Bob – was found dead in his home in Louisiana last Friday (July 22). He was 65 years old, and had been dealing with health issues following a car accident and a struggle with diabetes.

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“Everything happens for a reason. I was dying when I met u at this very spot. U refused to let me die,” Lil Wayne – real name Dwayne Carter – captioned an Instagram post that included a photo of Hoobler yesterday (July 25).

“Everything that doesn’t happen, doesn’t happen for a reason. That reason being you and faith. RIP uncle Bob. Aunt Kathie been waiting for u. I’ll love & miss u both and live for us all,” he concluded.

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Last year, during an interview with former NFL star Emmanuel Acho, Lil Wayne talked about his struggles with mental health as a child, and touched on his suicide attempt in 1994. The rapper, then 12 years old, called the police before taking his mother’s gun from her bedroom and shooting himself in the chest.

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Wayne said that police arrived on the scene but jumped over him, focusing on the weapon and drugs that were in the house. Hoobler, who was off-duty at the time but heard a dispatch about the incident from his police radio, showed up and immediately turned his attention to Wayne.

“It took a guy named Uncle Bob, he ran up there and when he got to the top of the steps and saw me there. He refused to even step over me,” Wayne said. “One of them yelled, ‘I got the drugs,’ and that’s when he went crazy. He was like, ‘I don’t give a fuck about no drugs! Do you not see the baby on the ground?!’”

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Weezy went on to say that Hoobler’s fellow officers said they had called an ambulance, but Hoobler recognised more urgent action was needed. “He called one of their names [and said] ‘Your car, now!’ Picked me up and just kept telling me some shit like, ‘You’re not gonna die on me, you’re not gonna die on me.’… He got me to the hospital, he brought me there and made sure I was good.”

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The rapper and Hoobler kept in contact and privately reunited multiple times over the years. In 2020, amid protests against police brutality and racism following the murder of George Floyd by police, Wayne discussed how his perspective on police was shaped by Hoobler. “My life was saved by a white cop. Uncle Bob,” the rapper said during an episode of his Beats 1 show. “Therefore, you have to understand the way I view police, period.”

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Hoobler exited law enforcement in 2012 when he was charged with malfeasance, after being accused of shocking a man with a stun gun and using racial slurs during an arrest. He was convicted and served probation, and was later pardoned due to being a first-time offender.

SOURCE:  NME

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Local champion- Presidential staffer mocks Togbe Afede after Otumfuor got an invite to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

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Togbe Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, has been dragged by a member of the presidential staff, Samuel Bryan Buabeng over an invitation extended to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Samuel aimed a dig at the popular chief in a post he shared on Twitter saying; “The local champion Efo James and his subjects should continue fighting people over Yam festival donations.”

 

Before assuming the kingdom of Asogli, Togbe Afede went by the name James Akpo in private.

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The phrase “Yam festival donations” also refers to a recent event in which the Asogli State Council openly rejected donations made by a member of parliament from Assin Central to the annual Te Za Yam festival.

Kennedy Agyapong was formally invited, but his donations were turned down with the later justification that he had been invited incorrectly.

 

Recall that King Charles III of Great Britain has officially invited the Asantehene to attend the state burial of Queen Elizabeth I

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was invited to the lying-in-state of the late queen as well as the king’s reception, state funeral service, and the foreign secretary’s reception, according to the invitation that was delivered by the Protocol Directorate of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the British government on behalf of the king.

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It further stated that the Asantehene could bring his spouse or a companion to the state funeral, which is set for Monday, September 19, 2022

 


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Here’s why a lot of fans thought Queen Latifah died instead of Queen Elizabeth II

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Legions of Queen Latifah’s followers feared that she had passed away and this caused a measure of buzz online in the last 24 hours.

While the Hip Hop scene was quick to express its condolences to England’s Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday (September 8) in Balmoral, Scotland, at the age of 96, bewildered fans flocked to honour the only queen they know and love: Queen Latifah.

 

The mayhem all began when a user tweeted out: “I told my mama the Queen died, she talking about ‘LATIFAH ????’”

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The tweet garnered thousands of retweets and set off a chain reaction causing people to briefly believe The Equalizer star had passed away.

“Mf app had me scared I thought Queen Latifah died I was really about to cry,” wrote one concerned fan.

 

While another added: “everybody saying ‘rip queen’ thought y’all was talking bout Queen Latifah I was botta cry.”

The mayhem all began when a user tweeted out: “I told my mama the Queen died, she talking about ‘LATIFAH ????’”

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The tweet garnered thousands of retweets and set off a chain reaction causing people to briefly believe The Equalizer star had passed away.

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“Mf app had me scared I thought Queen Latifah died I was really about to cry,” wrote one concerned fan.

While another added: “everybody saying ‘rip queen’ thought y’all was talking bout Queen Latifah I was botta cry.”

Other fans decided to take it upon themselves to let everyone know that the 52-year-old rapper and actor is still very much alive and is currently one of the only remaining queens.

“Idk who needs to hear this but Queen Latifah is alive and well,” wrote another fan, with someone else adding: “I’m endorsing Queen Latifah as England’s next monarch.”

 


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