Weezy may be having some time out from music in the near future.
Lil Wayne is considering putting his rap career on hold in order to pursue his skateboarding obsession. Speaking to DJ Drama, the rapper explained that he needed to take time out from the music industry in order to indulge in his hobby. He explained that skateboarding had become an all-consuming passion, and that he needed some “peace from me.”
“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."
Lil Wayne went on to describe his boredom with rap. He revealed that he will be releasing his Dedication 4 mixtape before he takes his break.
“I just felt like it was time. I got bored,” he explained. “Yeah, 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. I’ve done so much of it, I’ve been doing it since I was eight. I’m going to be 30 in September, and I’m still rapping. So I kind of feel like I’m getting old.”
- By Fiona Guest