Lil Wayne is CCS Skateboard Magazine's Newest Cover Boy
March 09, 2012
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Lil Wayne shows off his skate swag.Rapper Lil Wayne has been an active part of the skateboarding community for a while now, and his passion has landed him on the cover of the May issue of skateboarding magazine CCS. The cover was shot in Canoga Park, California last weekend, where the rapper hung out with skate stars Shane O'Neill, Paul Rodriguez, Torey Pudwill, and Theotis Beasley. Lil Wayne's videographer, DJ Scoob Doo, recorded the session in an effort to bring light to how much Lil Wayne is dedicated to the sport. ""Wayne is on the cover of this magazine with professional skateboarders because he's taken it so seriously," he said. "They were so happy to have him associated with it because he's bringing light to the skateboard world and because he's genuinely taken a liking to skateboarding."
Wayne has been an avid skateboarder ever since he picked up the sport last year, even installing a ramp on the roof of his house. Even though he came to the sport late in life, he's made up for lost time but skating whenever he can. "I love it. I'm kinda mad that I had to wait 28 years to jump on a skateboard," he said in an interview with GQ Magazine.
He made headlines in August when he was rushed to the hospital after suffering serious injuries when he wiped out on his skateboard. He needed nine stitches over his left eye, but he hasn't let the accident stop him for continuing to pursue his hobby.
He wanted to take advantage of the CCS feature to showcase his love of all things skateboarding. "I just want to introduce my world to their world. I'm trying to bring you into their world so you can see why I wanna do this and I why I love this so much," he said about his feature in CCS.
The magazine will also feature a spread of Lil Wayne's Trukfit Skateboarding fashion line, which he released in January.
Here's Lil Wayne talking about the ways that skateboarding makes the world a better place:
For more on Lil Wayne in CCS, go here.