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Lil Wayne is one of the biggest rappers in the business today and is ready to drop his latest mixtape soon, so what he told an Atlanta radio station on Wednesday may come as a shock to some fans. Weezy said that he plans to take a break from rap to focus on skateboarding.
"I picked up the skateboard and I thought it'd be a hobby and what happened is it's a lifestyle," he told Hot 107.9’s DJ Drama, reports Billboard. "In order to be fully committed, you have to live that lifestyle. With these young kids now, you have to be about that life. It's kind of putting rap on the back burner. Rap is taking a backseat to skating."
Lil Wayne added that he feels that he “deserves” to take a break and that the fans need one to, thanks to his overexposure.
“I feel like the fans deserve a lil’ no Wayne," he added. “I’ve been everywhere. I’ve been out on everybody’s song, I’m still on everybody’s song, my artists are doing awesome. I believe the fans deserve some peace from me. I be on my skateboard in the meantime.”
Lil Wayne also slammed claims by Jas Prince that Drake owes him royalties. “My first time hearing about it was yesterday. All I can say is that it’s not true. I really have no response,” Lil Wayne said. “I’m just making a lot of money over here and it’s a lot of fun over here. My daughter is beautiful and my son’s awesome.”
Lil Wayne’s new mixtape, Dedication 4, will be released on Aug. 15. Billboard reports that it is expected to include remixes of Big Sean’s “Burn,” Chief Keef's "I Don't Like” and others.
You can check out the full interview below: