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Over the past few years, Lil Wayne has gotten obsessed with skateboarding. From building skate parks to practicing new tricks backstage, he wants to be “vital” in that large, thriving community, and if his current plans remain unchanged, that quest will lead him to drop music after Tha Carter V in order to get more invested in skating and another hobby he’d like to turn into a career.
Here’s what Lil Wayne told Sway Calloway during a recent interview with MTV about what he sees for himself in the future…
”I’d be a skater/sports analyst. My day job will probably be sports analyst and I’ll skate all night instead of being in the studio all night.”
The sports analyst career might seem like a crazy pipe dream, but the mogul is actually taking steps to make it happen. He’s partnered with Nelly, and the two rappers are working on a sports show. They haven’t signed on with a network yet, but they’re hoping to create some good content to prove just how knowledgeable and entertaining they can be.
With his recent passing of Elvis Presley as the artist with the most Hot 100 chart appearances, it’s understandable that Weezy would want to try his hand at something new. Talking about sports takes a unique skill set and plenty of time to work out the kinks. Maybe he’ll prove a natural, or maybe he will not. Regardless, betting against Lil Wayne has proven to be a disastrous idea plenty of times in the past, and there’s no reason to think he can’t climb this mountain as well.