Lil Wayne Flexes Skateboarding Skills In New Video With Custom Board

The New Orleans legend has been skating for years now, and he's still got it.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Lil Wayne recently showed off his skateboarding skills with friends at an indoor space on Instagram. While some people were skeptical at his tricks and called them repetitive over the years, he's clearly still got it. Also, it's important to note that out of all rappers on the planet, Wayne's the last person who needs an extracurricular. Not only is he an incredibly prolific rapper and feature presence, but he's probably got so much in the vault. Overall, Weezy's skill with a mic and/or pen translates well on wheels, and he clearly loves it a lot.

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Lil Wayne skates at the 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on August 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)

In fact, the New Orleans MC is such a fan that he just watched skating videos during a Grammys party. Furthermore, but it's kind of funny considering that they also honored him with the Global Impact Award.  “I want you all to know that I don’t get honored,” he said during his acceptance speech. “Where I’m from, New Orleans, you’re not supposed to do this. I’d like to thank every single one of my kids and every single one of their mothers." To top it off, he saw some skate tapes and did great at his performance later.

Also, the rapper recently received a custom pro model board to signify his official professional skateboarder status. “This was a Christmas gift, but I decided to turn it into a surprise because it would be more meaningful that way,” Wayne's videographer for Young Money Skate, Phil Lopez. “As Wayne’s videographer, I wanted to do something special for him that he’d remember. I approached Torey, owner of Thank You Skate Co., with the board design, and he was able to help execute the production process.” Pro skaters Torey Pudwill, Keelan Dadd, and Yosef Ratleff were also there to gift him the board. In fact, that seemed to be the same board he uses in this newest skate video.

However, even with all those accolades, Tunechi doesn't call himself "the GOAT" of skating. Moreover, he shouted out Tyler, the Creator, Rich the Kid, Justin Bieber, and a few others for how much fun they have together. Apparently, Rich in particular might take that title. Regardless of where you stand, come back to HNHH for the latest on Lil Wayne and his skate lifestyle.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.