By Rob Markman
Lil Wayne may call his new clothing line TRUKFIT, but his fans won’t have to but it from the back of a truck. On Friday Tunechi officially placed his line in Macy’s, on the same day that his skateboarding buddy Stevie Williams accomplished the same feat with his DGK clothing line.
“It feels awesome. I told my mom, and she was like, ’That’s great!’ She shops at Macy’s,” Lil Wayne told MTV News with a childlike laugh. “I’m pretty proud of myself, pat on the back.”
Wayne launched TRUKFIT in January, and in just five short months, landed the line in one of the biggest retail chains in the country. It’s no small feat, considering the inspiration for the line came from folks in Weezy’s old New Orleans neighborhood who couldn’t afford to shop in high-end retail chains for brands like Ralph Lauren’s Polo or Tommy Hilfiger.
“There was a truck that would come around the neighborhood for the less-fortunate people that can’t go to those stores, and he would have those same items — those Polos, those Tommys — for less,” Tunechi explained. “If you were known to have that outfit, then it was not called an ’outfit,’ it was called a ’truck fit.’ ”
The Grammy Award-winning rap star’s passion isn’t just limited to the recording studio: He’s shown a true love for skateboarding as well, so it’s fitting that Weezy would share the honor with celebrity skater Stevie Williams.
Williams launched his DGK (Dirty Ghetto Kids) line back in 2002. “Me and Lil Wayne are friends,” he said. “It’s not collaborated, but it’s a collaborated effort between all three brands: DGK, TRUKFIT and Macy’s. It’s a good thing.”
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