Bill Clinton Speaks … On Lil Wayne?
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] is a free man, and the hip-hop community is ready to welcome one of its own back. So, evidently, is former President Bill Clinton.
This is not to say that Bubba is rocking out I Am Not A Human Being. But the ex-prez called in to a morning radio program to talk a bit about, of all things, Weezy on Tuesday.
“My daughter introduced me to rap and hip-hop music after I said some things she thought were not very smart,” he admitted. “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.”
While not specifically pointing at [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm], President Clinton also said that he hopes to see emcees and others get their act together and realize that being in trouble isn’t “cool.”
“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,” he added. “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.”
I guess this shouldn’t be that big a surprise, right? After all, the man was down with Arsenio…