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 rapperâ€™s raunchy, f-bomb-filled lyrics as required homework.
â€œIâ€™d never be embarrassed by anything I say because I say it and I mean it,â€ Lil Wayne said in an ESPN interview, according to HotNewHipHop.com. â€œBut I donâ€™t think that kidsâ€”I mean, I donâ€™t think that you should be trying to teach it any way to kids because I donâ€™t record it and say it for kids to listen to it.â€
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.
â€œSo, not that itâ€™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, thatâ€™s a difference and I donâ€™t try to teach them that. I justâ€”I do what I do. And I donâ€™t think that would be right for you to try and teach kids what Iâ€™m saying,â€ Lil Wayne clarified.
The Boynton Beach teacher had printed out the lyrics of the song â€œSix Foot Seven Footâ€ 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)
â€œStudents were having trouble grasping the concepts of literary devices such as: pun, simile, metaphor,â€ explained the schoolâ€™s principal, Wayne Owens (who likes to call himself the â€œheadmasterâ€).
Owens notes that the teacher had previously introduced Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. And when that didnâ€™t work, it was time to turn to the poetry of Lil Wayne, the rapper behind such tunes as â€œBlunt Blowin,â€ â€œFuck tha Worldâ€ and â€œPussy Monster.â€
Hereâ€™s a sample stanza from â€œ6 Foot 7 Footâ€:
So misunderstood but whatâ€™s a world without enigma?
Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmers
Got the girl twisted â€™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.