Lil Wayne Defends Ja Morant's Second Gun Controversy

Lil Wayne says, "Do y'all know that boy?" in defense of Ja Morant after the second gun controversy.

During a talk on the All The Smoke podcast, Lil Wayne talked about the current gun controversy involving Ja Morant.

Weezy was asked about Morant on the most recent episode of Showtime's talk show. The rap veteran said he "put himself in [Ja's] shoes" to remember what it was like to be young and rich.

"Do any of you know that kid? "Because I don't," he said after that. "I know him from dunking and jumping, and I didn't get to know him until his last year of college, when I paid attention to him.

He is from a place with about 3,000 people. What, how? What do you all want? Y'all gave him $200 million.

"I just said that there are 3,000 people in a town. You want him to take care of things? Now we're on a trip. That's a miracle.'Because I could tell you right now that I was raised by a beautiful, well-educated mother. Nice, do you get what I mean?

 Even though my mom went out of her way to make sure everything was nice for me, I was still a knucklehead. I killed myself...But we don't know if he's really that good of a thug, if you know what I mean.

Morant, who is 23 years old, was banned after a video showed the Memphis Grizzlies star holding a gun for the second time. 

The basketball star made his first public speech on Tuesday (May 16), in which he took full responsibility for what he had done. 

This is a journey, and I know that I still have a lot of work to do. My words might not mean much right now, but I am responsible for everything I do. I'm going to keep trying to improve myself."