Code Breakers: Lil Wayne Acts A Fool In Court

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Lil Wayne thinks he’s better than us, and it’s no longer just because his gold grill can help him survive the next recession. When an average dude has to deal with cops and lawyers, he’s got to follow “Guy Code”, which Donnell Rawlings taught us in Season 1. Wayne thinks he’s like a politician’s kid–someone who gets caught driving a truckload of weed across the country and has his congressman daddy get him off the hook. And Wayne might be that privileged, but he’s still f***ing it up for the rest of us.

Here’s what happened: Wayne’s suing Quincy Jones III over a documentary and he had to give his testimony in a deposition. This video of Wayne’s deposition was released recently:

A deposition is not the same thing as a police interrogation. Wayne’s lawyer was there, and the guy you hear asking questions is Pete Ross, the opposing lawyer, not a cop. But you should try not to be a dick to anyone who has the ability to put you in jail. You can tell that Wayne clearly has no respect for any sort of authority, and Ross wants to clock him in the jaw. Let’s look over Donnell’s four rules of how to talk to cops, and how Wayne violated them.

Shut The F*** up

Wayne actually did a good job at this, but as the questioning goes on, he gets testy, answering “I don’t know” well before Ross’s finished saying a question.

Stay straight up

At no point does Lil Wayne practice any good posture here. He starts out slumping like he’s bored in math class, then starts just putting his head down on the table like it’s study hall.

Eyes Open

Considering that Wayne looked baked out of his mind during the testimony, it would have actually been better if he’d closed his eyes a bit more often. Or had gotten some Visine. He doesn’t make much eye contact with Ross, and puts his head down with his hoodie over it repeatedly, which is just as disrespectful.

Don’t Move

He doesn’t move from the chair, but he definitely did enough fidgeting to burn 400 calories. Also, he makes veiled threats at Ross twice during the interview, which counts as moving.

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Charlie Kasov (@charliekasov) is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY.