Lil Wayne‘s love affair with his skateboard continues as Tunechi brings in the new year with some skate-inspired ink.
In a photo of Weezy that hit the Net on Wednesday (January 2), the multiplatinum rap icon sports a forehead tattoo that reads “Baked” in block letters that look strikingly similar to the logo used by Baker, a manufacturer of popular skate decks.
The new tat is the latest addition to the MC’s popular face ink, which includes a pair of teardrops under his right eye and a New Orleans Saints logo by his right sideburn. The Weezy fan site Lil Wayne HQ uncovered the up-close pic, which shows Weezy scrunching his face and sticking his tongue out past his diamond-encrusted teeth.
In recent years, Weezy has repeatedly expressed his growing interest in the skate world. During a November interview with MTV News, Wayne told Sway Calloway he isn’t as driven by music these days. His upcoming Tha Carter V will be his last album, he said, though he has yet to give the LP a release date. “When I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only. And music sometimes is not that ‘it,’ ” he said.
These days, you’ll be hard pressed to find the “A Milli” MC without a board in his hand. Not only has he built skate parks in his native New Orleans and his current hometown, Miami, Lil Wayne also has Trukfit , his popular brand of skate gear. Whenever he decides to hang his mic up, Tune said he plans to play in the world of sports full time.
“I’d be a skater/sports analyst,” Wayne told Sway of his ideal future profession. “My day job will probably be sports analyst and I’ll skate all night instead of being in the studio all night.”
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