Lil Wayne has a new love in his life, one that he can’t get enough of: skateboarding. The New Orleans native is so attracted to the skating world that he’s put his music career on hold.
In an interview with DJ Drama for Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, Weezy broke down what drove his decision. “I picked up the skateboard and I thought it would be a hobby, but it’s a lifestyle,” he said. “You have to be fully committed. In order to be fully committed, you have to live that lifestyle. What these young kids say right now, you have to be about that life. I guess I’m about that life.
“It’s kinda of putting rap on the backburner, that’s all. Rap is a taking backseat to skating. That’s alright. But I kind of feel I deserve that. … I think fans deserve some peace from me.”
If by “taking a backseat” he means still releasing new music, then he’s right on target. After all, it hasn’t even been a full month since Wayne announced that he would be dropping a Dedication 4 mixtape, but perhaps he meant he’ll chill on rap after he delivers the project.
“I mean, being me, I always feel like I ain’t done nothing yet, so I’m always looking for the next thing to do. But other than that, it does get pretty boring when it comes to the rapping and stuff.”
Wayne goes just as hard on his new obsession as he does with his music. Last year he announced the release of a skateboard inspired clothing line Trukfit, which retails in Macy’s stores. He’s also partnered with Supra to drop a line of sneakers, so even if he does step away from music, he has other ways to make money.