In a recent interview on Jim Rome On Showtime, Lil’ Wayne took time to express his thoughts on something other than sports.
Though the show is primarily about hot topics in the professional sports world, the controversial rapper spoke passionately about the last Friday’s deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The death toll at the school was 26, including 20 children.
Toward the end of the show, Wayne talked of the regret he felt from having a weapons charge. He also expressed his deepest sympathy for the families of Sandy Hook victims who are struggling with their losses as a result of gun violence.
He thanked people who supported him while he was in prison on his weapons charge, such as future NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Wayne quoted:
“At the moment, it meant more than a lot. At that moment, you’re looking for help from anywhere,” he explained. “You’re looking for support from anywhere possible so to hear Brett Favre say he’s praying for me everynight, that put a smile on my face for a long time. And to smile in that place is almost impossible.”
In Wayne’s final moments on the show, he exposed that Sandy Hook Elementary was written on his shirt. He emotionally spoke about his grief about the tragedy saying:
Before I leave, I want to say you mentioned that in 2010, I was locked up for a weapon. If there was anything I could do in my life that I could ever change, it’d be that. Sandy Hook Elementary, my heart goes out to you.”
To watch an excerpt of Lil’ Waynes interview on “Jim Rome On Showtime,” click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXO4GkUSd_o