Rapper Lil Wayne has advised the world that teachers should not use the rhymes he busts as a teaching tool.
The admonition became necessary after an unidentified eighth-grade English teacher at The Charter School of Boynton Beach in South Florida was suspended earlier this month for assigning the rapper’s raunchy, f-bomb-filled lyrics as required homework.
“I’d never be embarrassed by anything I say because I say it and I mean it,” Lil Wayne said in an ESPN interview, according to HotNewHipHop.com. “But I don’t think that kids—I mean, I don’t think that you should be trying to teach it any way to kids because I don’t record it and say it for kids to listen to it.”
Lil Wayne then sagely drew what he views as an important distinction between minor children hearing his songs as a matter of course and teachers assigning his songs as homework.
“So, not that it’s okay for them to hear it, but if they hear it, then so be it. They hear it. But when you trying to teach them to listen to it, that’s a difference and I don’t try to teach them that. I just—I do what I do. And I don’t think that would be right for you to try and teach kids what I’m saying,” Lil Wayne clarified.
The Boynton Beach teacher had printed out the lyrics of the song “Six Foot Seven Foot” on sheets of paper for eighth-grade students, asking students to underline instances of figurative language. (RELATED: Eighth grade teacher assigns f-bomb-filled, misogynist Lil Wayne lyrics)
“Students were having trouble grasping the concepts of literary devices such as: pun, simile, metaphor,” explained the school’s principal, Wayne Owens (who likes to call himself the “headmaster”).
Owens notes that the teacher had previously introduced Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. And when that didn’t work, it was time to turn to the poetry of Lil Wayne, the rapper behind such tunes as “Blunt Blowin,” “Fuck tha World” and “Pussy Monster.”
Here’s a sample stanza from “6 Foot 7 Foot”:
So misunderstood but what’s a world without enigma?
Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmers
Got the girl twisted ’cause she open when you twist her
Never met the bitch but I fuck her like I missed her
Lil Wayne is 31-year-old Dwayne Michael Carter, the flagship artist of Cash Money Records and the CEO of Young Money Entertainment.
The rapper has faced a number of legal challenges in recent years including copyright infringement lawsuits. His street cred also includes a fairly long rap sheet relating to a proclivity to possess illegal guns and drugs.