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Lil Wayne is still in touch with the ex-cop who saved his life when he attempted suicide at age 12 in New Orleans.

Robert Hoobler tells TMZ he and the 38-year-old rapper stayed in touch after they bumped into each other at a radio show in 2019.

Before bumping into each other in New Orleans, Weezy believed Hoobler was dead and he rapped about paying his funeral expenses on his track, "London Roads."

Hoobler, an ex-police officer, said Wayne told him he would provide for him financially. All he had to do was say when.

Hoobler didn't take him up on the offer at the time, but he has since indicated that he would accept an administrative position in Wayne's organization.

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Wayne opened up about his suicide attempt in a recent episode of Emmanuel Acho's "Uncomfortable Conversations" podcast.

The "Lollipop" rapper said he struggled with mental health as young as age 10.

"When you have no one to vent to, no one to get this out to, you can't bring it to your friends at school because you're still trying to be cool to them. You're not tryna let them know, 'I got something going on at home.'"

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Weezy (pictured at age 14 with mentor Birdman) said he was depressed because his mother, Jacita, banned him from rapping.

Wayne went into his mother's room and retrieved her gun. He initially planned to shoot himself in the head but pointed the gun at his chest and pulled the trigger.

Hoobler was the first officer to arrive at the scene.

"I was spitting all in his face, blood and everything, and all I was trying to tell [him] was I'm not a baby. He kept saying, 'Do you not see the f**king baby on the ground with a hole in his chest?'"

Wayne said Hoobler told the other cops to stop searching for drugs in the room and call an ambulance.

"He was screaming at them (cops)... and he must've been the boss because they all came in the room and was like, 'Oh sorry boss, we called the ambulance'... "I met him years later and he said to me, 'I'm just happy to see I saved a life that mattered.'"

Wayne recalled the incident on his track, "London Roads."

    Ms. Cita, I remember goin' in your gun drawer
    Puttin' it to my chest and missin' my heart by centimeters
    Oh Lord, I remember dyin' on her room floor
    And wakin' up in some police's arms, he died recent
    So I hope Heaven made more room for him, and I hope he see me
    'Cause if he didn't save that lil boy, there'd be no Weezy
    Oh Lord.

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Lizzo suffered another humiliating mental health breakdown after YouTube users "fat-shamed" her and called her "mammy."

The rapper went live on YouTube on Sunday to call out trolls who fat shamed and her made racist comments, calling her "mammy."

The attacks unfolded after Lizzo premiered her music video for her song "Rumors" featuring rapper Cardi B.

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YouTube users rated the single a flop and attacked Lizzo's weight and the fact that she portrayed a goddess in the music video.
 
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Wearing a stocking cap on her head and wiping tears from her eyes, Lizzo said:

"On the days that I should be the happiest, I just feel so down... I work so hard. I've been working triple time... doing 12 hours a day of promos and interviews... going to the studio with a f**king root canal...

"I'm putting so much love and energy into the world, and sometimes I feel like the world don't love me back."

The 33-year-old songbird was upset that "racist" fans called her "mammy" and accused her of catering to white audiences.

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"There are a lot of hurtful words that trigger a lot of deep feelings today...," she said.

"I'm gonna keep on bringing this music out and I'm gonna keep on doing what I wanna do. It's just an honest moment. I'm OK.

"Have a good day. Stream Rumors. F**k the haters. That's what this song is all about... God bless you."

Cardi responded to her collaborator's heartbreaking video, writing:

"When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive. When you don't they tear you apart until you crying like this. Whether you skinny, big, plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you. Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table [sic]."

Cardi also denied the song is a flop by noting the single is in the Top 10 on all platforms.

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"Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy. The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin her mammy is mean & racist as f--k."

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Taraji P. Henson admits she battled suicidal thoughts at the height of the coronavirus lockdown and considered shooting herself in the head.

Speaking on her Facebook Watch show "Peace of Mind with Taraji" on Wednesday, Dec. 23, the Empire star told Dr. LaShonda Green about her situational depression.

"During this pandemic, it's been hard on all of us and I had a moment. I had a dark moment. I was in a dark place," she confessed. "For a couple of days, I couldn't get out of bed, I didn't care. That's not me.

"Then I started having thoughts about ending it. It happened two nights in a row and I purchased a gun not too long ago; it's in a safe, and I started like, 'I could go in there right now and end it all, because I want it to be over'.

"I thought about my son, he's grown, he'll get over it. I didn't care. I felt myself withdrawing. People were calling me, I wasn’t responding, I didn’t care."

But Taraji overcame her suicidal ideations by confiding in a dear friend.

"I felt like, if I don't say it, it becomes a plan," she added. "What scared me is I did it two nights in a row. First, it was like, 'I don't wanna be here'. Then I started thinking about going to get the gun and that’s why when I woke up the next morning, I blurted it out."

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Taraji is among the Hollywood stars whose careers and incomes have taken a hit due to the lockdowns. She also recently broke up with her fiancé, NFL player Kelvin Hayden, whom she began dating in 2018.

Adding to her woes, a planned Empire spin-off series featuring her character Cookie Lyon was shelved. She has also been very open about her mental health issues.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or in a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Trained counselors are waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Michelle Obama insists her marriage to former President of the U.S. Barack Obama is not on the rocks, even though it is far from perfect.

The former First Lady, who will celebrate her 28th wedding anniversary with Barack next month, spoke candidly about the ups and downs of her marriage with guest Conan O'Brien on the latest installment of The Michelle Obama Podcast.

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Michelle, who reportedly suffers from situational depression, seemed to confirm rumors that she and Barack are often at war with each other.

"There were times that I wanted to push Barack out of the window. And I say that because it's like, you've got to know the feelings will be intense. But that doesn't mean you quit," she says.

She also admitted that they sometimes live apart in the 5 mansions they own. "And these periods can last a long time. They can last years."

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Michelle, pictured with Barack during happier times, said no marriage is perfect and she went on to share advice for women looking for that perfect man (hint: he doesn't exist).

Mrs. Obama said searching for a suitable life partner is like assembling an all-star basketball team.

"You want LeBron (James). You don't want the guy, third row on the bench, who didn't make the team, but we often don't think about that," she shares.

"What you're supposed to say, is, 'I have married LeBron. My version of LeBron,'" said Michelle.

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Some social media users took that as a diss toward women like singer Monica Arnold, who married L.A. Lakers bench warmer Shannon Brown, only to see him get cut by the team a year later. Brown is now a used car salesman in Atlanta.

The 'Becoming' author also stressed the importance of giving yourself time to see the person you're dating "in an array of situations," and insists, "You can't Tinder your way into a long-term relationship."

"There's no magic way to make that happen except getting the basics of finding somebody, being honest about wanting to be with them, to date them seriously, to plan on making a commitment, to date them, seeing where it goes, and then making it happen," she adds.