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Katie Couric Pretends Lil Wayne Is Not A Crazy Person

As part of Katie Couric’s “All Access” Grammy Special, which airs next Wednesday, she interviews Lil Wayne. Or maybe “interviews” is the wrong word. She looks at Lil Wayne with a straight face while he talks. There we go.

Yikes. I take it back, Weezy is surprisingly lucid in this interview. To the point of it being terrifying. Because he’s still completely nuts, and there’s nothing creepier than a crazy person who speaks in complete sentences. He is a gangsta, and gangstas don’t ask questions? That would be a totally acceptable tough-guy response at a court-ordered anger management conflict resolution group session. Except that this is not a court-ordered anger management conflict resolution group session. It’s a pre-Grammy interview with Katie “Leg Town, Population: Katie’s Legs” Couric, and she’s asking about the President of the United States. Perhaps the gangsta would like to make an exception in this case.

You have to hand it to Katie, though. She is a consummate professional. “Yes, Mr. Lil.” “You don’t say, Mr. Lil.” I haven’t seen her this intent on keeping her “serious journalist face” intact since she interviewed Sarah Palin.