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Bill Clinton has Lil Wayne's back

November 4, 2010 | 11:19 am

 

Barack Obama might have a few Lil Wayne tunes on his iPod, but Bill Clinton apparently has Lil Wayne's back. In a radio interview Tuesday in Pittsburgh, the former pres gave his 2 cents on Weezy's intelligence and the rapper's then-pending release from jail.

"My daughter [Chelsea] introduced me to rap and hip-hop music, after I said some things she thought were not very smart ... this guy's [Lil Wayne] smart, and he's got ability, and he's got a new chance now," Clinton said.

"A lot of [rappers] they don't get successful ... by being really dumb, they're really smart. But a lot of them have had really 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."

Wayne knows a thing or two about getting out: He was sprung from Rikers Island in New York on Thursday morning after eight months behind bars. Clinton had a message for him moving forward as well.

"What I hope will happen is that he has a good life now," said the former leader of the free world.

Seems not all news from the land of president-rapper relations is bad.

— Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

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