Lil Wayne tried to pay an ex-cop back after he the rapper’s when he attempted suicide at age 12.

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Robert Hoobler a.k.a Uncle Bob was the New Orleans police officer who came to the “How To Love” crooner’s rescue after he shot himself in the chest when he was a youngster. It was believed that the shooting was an accident; however, has since admitted he intentionally shot himself — and Hoobler refused to let the then-child die.

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lil wayne offered ex cop uncle bob financial help saving rapper suicide attempt

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The artist told Hoobler all he had to do was say the word and Wayne would help him out, Hoobler claimed. While he hasn’t taken Wayne up on his kind offer, the two discussed Hoobler joining Weezy’s team in some sort of administrative capacity, according to the outlet.

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The “Lollipop” rapper is keen on paying Hoobler back, and previously touched on Uncle Bob saving his life in his 2015 track “London Roads.” In his tune, Wayne rapped about the cop saving him and suggested Hoobler had died.

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lil wayne offered ex cop uncle bob financial help saving rapper suicide attempt

Source: MEGA

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As OK! reported, Wayne recently opened up about his mental health struggles during an episode of “Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho,“ which aired on Sunday, August 15.

The New Orleans native candidly told Acho he decided to share his struggles “hoping I can help anyone else out there who’s dealing with mental health problems by just being vulnerable,” adding: “But to me, I look at it by being brave and stepping up.”

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lil wayne offered ex cop uncle bob financial help saving rapper suicide attempt

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“I hung up the phone, thoughts everywhere,” he recalled. “Main thought was, ‘I’m gonna show you.’”

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Wayne then called the police and went to retrieve a gun in his household. While admitting he got “a little too scared” after he pointed the gun to his head, he decided to proceed with his suicide attempt anyway.

Wayne “aimed for [his] heart” and “didn’t feel a thing,” he confessed. Surviving his suicide attempt made his former troubled self realize, “I’m here for a reason.”

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