In case you didn't know, Wayne's summer "America's Most Wanted" tour featured chaotic lighting, psychadelic projections, and skate ramps (naturally). Connor was one of a few skaters hired for the tour to shred while Wayne rapped. This interview puts Wayne's love for skating into perspective, and sheds a little light on what it's like to be on the road with one of the biggest rappers in the world.
A typical day on tour:
[Lil Wayne] has people on a nocturnal schedule. We’d wake up at three or four in the afternoon, go to the show, eat there, warm up, do the show, hang out for a little while after, and wait to see if Wayne wanted to skate that night. If he did, we’d go to the skatepark and skate until like seven in the morning.
On sharing a bus with Mack Maine and Gudda Gudda:
They’re down to earth and hospitable about having a bunch of random skateboarders on their bus for two months.
The craziest thing he saw on the trip:
Birdman coming onto our bus with a million dollars worth of jewelry on and rolling dice with Gudda and Mack.
On Lil Wayne's skating:
When you see Wayne stand on a skateboard, you can tell he genuinely loves it. He’s a little kid that just started skating in a grown millionaire’s body.
One of the most interesting takeaways from the interview is Lil Wayne's sincere love for skateboarding. It's easy to assume that his new favorite hobby is some kind of gimmick, but it seems his commitment is undeniable.
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