Over the past year, Lil Wayne‘s growing passion for skateboarding has been more than apparent. His favorite new accessory accompanied him to Australia on tour in December, and the New Orleans native even sustained a recent shoulder injury from an ollie gone wrong. Now all of those sessions on his board have paid off, because Wayne will land on the May cover of popular skateboard magazine CCS.
Wayne shot his cover story for CCS in Canoga Park, California, on Saturday, and his videographer DJ Scoob Doo captured intimate moments on the set as he bonded with skateboard stars Paul Rodriguez, Shane O’Neill, Torey Pudwill, target="_blank">Theotis Beasley and Chance Eldridge. In the rare footage, Wayne gives his fans a closer look at the new environment that he’s become very comfortable in. “I just want to introduce my world to their world,” Wayne says as he individually acquaints us with each of the skateboarders mentioned above. “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.”
DJ Scoob Doo hopes that the clip will help Wayne’s fans understand how deeply his passion for skateboarding runs. “Wayne is on the cover of this magazine with professional skateboarders because he’s taken it so seriously,” Scoob 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.
“These professional skateboarders are not looking at him as an ‘artist’ — they’re looking at him as one of their own. They see the dedication that he’s given to it, and they see that he’s not taking it lightly,” he added
In addition to Lil Wayne’s cover story in the May issue of CCS, the magazine will also feature an extended spread of his new Trukfit skateboard clothing line, which debuted in January. Trukfit is available for purchase on the CCS website.
Consider this your official introduction to Wayne’s world of skateboarding. “The same way the skateboarders are introducing Lil Wayne to their world, he found an opportunity to introduce his world to them,” Scoob said.