First of all, for the remainder of this post, I’m instituting a special state of no homo Juelz Santana. If necessary, I may also drop in an extra nullus here and there, but I wanted to set things straight – so to speak – from jump, lest there was any confusion.
Anyhoo, last week, a picture of Lil’ Wayne and Baby kissing one another on the lips made its way throughout our little corner of the Internets. Perhaps you’ve seen it. I know I posted a copy on my own site (no Boutros) and Fresh posted one on her blog here.
It’s pretty teh ghey. It looks like they might be at some sort of ghetto wedding or perhaps one of those parties at Diddy’s house where everybody has to wear white. Except there aren’t any other celebrities in the background – just washed up R&B singer TQ and a few other Cash Money bag handlers.
Speculation was rampant that this may have all been the work of some crafty Asian Photoshop wizard. But, come to find out, this is the real deal. Baby himself has confirmed as much in an interview with New Orleans radio station Q93, in which he elaborated on the nature of their relationship.
“Before I had a child, Wayne and all of them were my children, you heard me? Wayne to me is my son – my first-born son – and that’s what it do for me,” Baby said in an interview with mid-day jock Uptown Angela. “That’s my life, that’s my love and that’s my thing. That’s my lil’ son. I love him to death.”
Hmm… Not exactly the explanation I was looking for!
Interestingly enough, a few months ago, my parents had their house painted by an older black guy named Somethingorother Williams (I’d ask my mom, but she’s at work right now), who claims to be Baby’s own father. I wonder if the two of them ever kissed. No Michael Sandy.
You’ll recall that Lil’ Wayne’s father died when he was a kid, at which point he cultivated this bizarre relationship with Baby. The following is from an interview he did with AllHipHop in 2004.
“The day my real father died-the exact day-like the day we got the call, ‘Like ok, he’s in the hospital.” Then we got the call back like, ‘Okay, he died’, Baby came and picked me up like an hour after that, and I was in the passenger seat of his car and I was crying and he looked at me and was like, “N*gga, what you cryin’ for? You act like you lost your father”. And from that day on I never lost my father.”
Again, this is not exactly what I was hoping to hear.
As disgusting as it is, we live in a country where two men are free to make out with one another until their heart’s content (though it’s worth noting that butt sex is still illegal in many places). That said, the fact that this relationship may have begun while Lil’ Wayne was way underage is definitely bothersome.
Is it cool for two adult men who have a really close relationship to give each other a kiss? Sort of. I mean, at least it’s legal. Is it cool for a grown-ass man to pick up a little boy (or girl, for that matter) from the hospital and start kissing them on the mouth? Not so much.