For her Grammy special last night, Katie Couric and rapper Lil Wayne went bowling, and discussed his love of cough syrup and marijuana. She asked the father of two if he's a good role model.
Don't get me wrong. I love Lil Wayne. I love that he looks like a goblin. I love that he publicly acknowledges his enthusiasm for weed. I love that he doesn't write lyrics, and they're all in his head. I love that his teeth are weird. And I loved that when Katie asked him about being a role model and if he's a good example for people on how to live their lives he said, "If you need an example for how to live, then you just shouldn't have been born."
While I appreciate his honesty about his drug use, and personally don't see anything wrong with it, I was pissed at Katie Couric's reactions to his answers, giving him playful, "Oh you" type of grins. It implied that she is okay with that "boys will be boys" attitude/excuse for behavior. I just kept thinking that if she were talking to a 26-year-old mother of two young kids who was talking about getting high on cold medication and pot, she wouldn't be grinning. And people would be reaching for their torches and pitchforks.