A clip from Lil Wayne’s upcoming interview on the season premiere of Katie Couric’s talk show, which airs today has been heating up the web as Couric asks Wayne if he regrets ever dropping out of school. Much to the surprise of Couric and her audience, Wayne replied, “not at all” and unabashedly explained how his mother convinced him to drop out.
“I mean, kids please finish high school. All my kids, you are finishing high school. It was my mom’s idea. I had an album out, it was platinum already. I was still trying to get ready for public school. She saw me getting ready for school one day…..I never forget she was on the phone with somebody. She walked past my room. She saw me putting my gun in my bag pack and she said ‘You gotta bring that to school with you?…I said, ‘You don’t want me to bring it?’ She looked…she thought about it, she said, ‘I do.’ She bought it for me, for protection. She walked back to my room and said, ‘You don’t go to school no more; you getting a GED. If that’s the way you gotta go to school, you on TV right now.’ She like tell Baby and ‘nem you getting your GED’. So I got my GED and I went to college,” explained Wayne.
Even though Wayne’s confession may come as a shock, he’s not the only star to drop out of school and get their GED. Check out some other high school dropouts below. – nicholas robinson