Lil Wayne is usually animated on the mic, and while having the Young Money boss lend his vocal talents to a Disney/Pixar animation may sound like a good idea, Weezy’s management team has told MTV News that the recent reports are just rumors.
The word was that Weezy would be starring in “The Good Dinosaur,” an upcoming alt-history Pixar film in which an asteroid never hits Earth and dinosaurs are never wiped off the face of the planet. The film will be directed by Bob Peterson (co-director of 2009’s “Up” and writer of 2003’s “Finding Nemo”) and is set for release on May 30, 2014.
Not that an animated Wayne would be foreign to the Young Money camp — both Drake and Nicki Minaj were featured in last year’s “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”
Whatever his plans, Weezy has already been making plans to transition out of music after he drops his Tha Carter V album. If the rap star has his way, he’d fully transition into the world of sports. “I’d be a skater/sports analyst,” Wayne told MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway in November 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.”
Weezy has already appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” alongside sports analyst Skip Bayless and recently appeared on Jim Rome’s sports talk show, so he’s headed in the right direction.
Though he is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming I Am Not a Human Being II LP, the “A Milli” lyricist is rarely without a skateboard as he has now immersed himself in the skate world. Not only has he built skate parks in his native New Orleans and in Miami, he also owns Trukfit, a skate-inspired clothing line. On Wednesday, a picture of Wayne with a new face tattoo surfaced online. The tat read “Baked” in block letters that look strikingly similar to the logo used by Baker, a manufacturer of popular skate decks.
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