Friday, August 3, 2012
Lil' Wayne Retiring From Rap To Pursue Skateboarding
Lil’ Wayne has a new passion for skateboarding that’s luring him away from his rap career. He’s ready to take a break from the rap game despite being one of the most popular rappers of the moment.
“I picked up the skateboard and I thought it’d be a hobby and what happened is it’s a lifestyle,” Wayne said. “You have to be fully committed because its super scary. In order to be fully committed you have to live that lifestyle. Like the young kids say, “You have to be about that life.’ It's kind of putting rap on the back burner.”
“I think fans deserve a little-to-no Wayne. I’ve been everywhere. I’ve been out on everybody’s song. I’m still on everybody’s song. My artists have been doing awesome. I believe the fans deserve some peace from me. So I’ll be on my skateboard in the meantime,” he explained.
The rapper plans to spend more time on his ramps and tightening his skateboard skills during his rap hiatus. He’s opening his own “DEWeezy Skatepark” in New Orleans on August 29, and will have a line of skater shoes coming soon.