By Rob Markman, with reporting by Sway Calloway
They say when one door closes another one opens. Not that Lil Wayne is waiting on fate to create opportunities for him though, no sir, Weezy has a plan for life after his rap retirement. That’s right, on Wednesday (after the premiere of his “No Worries” music video), the Young Money rhyme animal revealed to MTV News' Sway Calloway that his upcoming Tha Carter V LP will be his last before he walks away from music. So, what’s next for Tunechi? The wide world of sports, that’s what.
“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.”
Weezy doesn’t necessarily want to skate competitively, but he wants to be a huge part of the culture. He’s already built multiple skate parks, one in his native New Orleans, and you’ll be hard pressed to find him without a deck in hand these days. Wayne also has his skate-inspired TRUKFIT clothing line.“Skating is a world, it’s a world... it’s a life, it’s a world, it’s, it’s own and I didn’t know that,” he said candidly. “I thought it was four wheels and piece of wood. I didn’t know that. Now I know it’s a world and I just wanna be vital in that world.”
As far as his dream of sitting behind a sports desk, Weezy says he already has an idea in the works. “My big brother Nelly and I... him and I we got a sports show coming out,” he revealed. “We don’t have a station, we’re just doin’ it ourselves right now.”
Are you ready to see Lil Wayne transition into the next phase of his career?