*Lil Wayne has been labeled many things, but now he can be called a giver. The rapper spent most of the year in prison, however was able to maintain contact with a pen pal and bless someone with a much needed gift.
Weezy gifted a fan’s disabled mother with a brand new electric chair/scooter. The fan, Rhonda Austin, sent him some encouraging letters through the year while he endured eight months of jail bars, bad food, and drama. So Wayne did an act of kindness for an act of kindness.
“One day I was driving down the expressway and my phone rang,” Austin recalled of receiving a call from an unfamiliar number. “Something said just pick up it up. I’m like, ‘Hello?’ then he said, ‘Hi, may I please speak to Ronda Austin,’ I said ‘Speaking. May I ask who’s calling?’ he said, ‘Yes, this is Lil Wayne.’ I said ‘Oh, ok. Who?'”
During their correspondence, Austin told Wayne her mother needed a wheelchair. She and her father planned to get it themselves, but Wayne told her he’d take care of it.
“In the midst of our conversation he said, ‘Did you and your dad get your mom a wheelchair yet?’ and I said, ‘No, we’re still working on getting her a chair. He said … ‘Alright, don’t worry about it.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘No, no, no, don’t worry about … I’m gonna take care of it.”
Watch the video of Austin and her mother here: