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Lil Wayne taking a break from rap -- to skateboard

August 02, 2012|By Gerrick D. Kennedy
  • Lil Wayne at the VMAs.
Lil Wayne at the VMAs. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters )

Lil Wayne is issuing new music this month -- another entry in his "Dedication" mixtape series -- but after that, fans shouldn’t hold their breath for more from the Young Money leader.

In an interview with DJ Drama on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 on Wednesday, Weezy expressed feeling a bit burnt out from rap and was looking to tackle another challenge.  

“Being me, I always feel like I ain’t done nothing yet, so I’m always looking for the next thing to do. It does get pretty boring when it comes to just the rapping and all that type of stuff,” he said. “I’ve been doing it since I was 8 and I’m about to be 30 in September.”

Lil Wayne, who recently expanded his skater chic clothing line, TRUKFIT, to Macy’s stores, said he’s stepping back from the microphone in order to focus solely on skateboarding.

"I picked up the skateboard and I thought it'd be a hobby and what happened is it's a lifestyle," he said. "You have to be fully committed because its super scary [Wayne broke his clavicle earlier this year]. 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 I deserve that," he continued. "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."

No word on how far he plans on taking skateboarding, but it's doubtful Tony Hawk has anything to worry about.

Wayne's "Dedication 4" mixtape will drop Aug. 15.

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