Lil Wayne has already sacrificed his clavicle (and potentially his rap career ) for skateboarding, and while his current infatuation with the sport may have his fans scratching their heads, pros like Rob Dyrdek are lining up to welcome him to their ranks … even if they can’t really believe it’s happening.
“I think it’s pretty amazing, because a lot of rappers have gotten into skateboarding over the years, but this is like, he’s so dedicated,” Dyrdek said. “He goes to all the contests, flies out to street leagues … he’s friends with all the pros. He’s really, really committed, which is strange, you know, but we love it.
“I just think it’s interesting to us, you know?” he continued. “I think that the fact that he has embraced it so much, has embraced all the pros, embraced all of the events, every last aspect, he’s really embedded himself in the sport in a pretty cool way.”
But still, while Weezy has seemingly spent every waking minute skating (even riding his board to the stage at the VMAs), he’s still got a way to go before he can compete with the pros. Though Dyrdek will admit that he’s getting better every day … and he’s going about it the right way.
“He’s getting better,” Dyrdek laughed. “I mean, you couldn’t possibly start skating at 26 or 27, it’s going to take you some time to get good, that’s just the reality, but he is learning at a pretty remarkable rate, which we all love, because he will get so excited; like we all know the feeling of what it feels like to land a trick for the first time, and now we see that coming out of him, where he’ll freak out! He understands that true feeling.”
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