Lil Wayne is taking his love of skateboarding one step further. During an interview with DJ Drama, Weezy explained that he’s putting Rap on the backburner so that he can entertain his love of skating, justifying his decision by stating that his fans “deserve some peace from me.”
“I picked up the skateboard and I thought it would be a hobby, but it’s a lifestyle. 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,” he said. “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.”
But before he dials down his output, the Young Money rapper plans on releasing his Dedication 4 mixtape, for which he’s rapped over beats including “I Don’t Like,” “Ca$hin Out” and “Burn.” For Wayne, his relative quietude in the game stemmed from his boredom with Rap.
“I just felt like it was time. I got bored,” he said of recording Dedication 4. “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.”