News: Lil Wayne's Skateboarding Infatuation Intensifies, "He's Even Hired A Pro Skater To Coach Him"
Monday, Sep 12, 2011 8:55AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may have recently injured himself during a skateboarding outing gone wrong, but Weezy's love for the sport continues to follow him on the road.
According to reports, Weezy now travels with his own skate ramp and has also hired a coach.
Lil Wayne has seriously ramped up his tour -- TMZ has learned, the rapper is practicing his skateboard skills on the road, traveling around with his own personal skate ramp ... in the back of an ESCALADE. Sources close to the rapper tell us, Weezy packed a portable quarter pipe into a trailer, pulled by an Escalade -- and according to sources, the tricked out SUV follows the rapper's tour bus 24/7. We're told Wayne rips it whenever he wants -- pulling over at random places on the road to squeeze in some much-needed board time ... and he's even hired a pro skater to coach him. (TMZ)
A few weeks ago, Weezy injured himself in a skateboarding crash resulting in a rushed hospital check-in.
Lil Wayne needed 9 stitches to close a bloody wound over his left eye last night ... after crashing HARD at a skateboard park in St. Louis. Weezy was treated at a local hospital -- and one witness told a local TV station the rapper was accompanied by several members of his entourage. According to the hospital, Wayne was treated and released. (TMZ)
Following the accident, the Young Money leader tweeted about the crash and thanked fans for their support.
"The Lou was good but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people," he tweeted August 22nd.
"Thx to u all for the concern but pls know that I will eventually take even harder falls if I wanna get better...and I will. KC I'm on my way" (Lil Wayne's Twitter)
Last April, Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator found himself getting into a skateboarding crash.
"Just Got Hit By A Car. F*ck," he tweeted Monday (April 18) night. "F*ck That N*gga. My Wrist Hurt For Socking That N*gga Windows Out...I'm Over It...My F*cking Skateboard Got Ran Over. F*ck." (Tyler, the Creator's Twitter)
Check out Lil Wayne skateboarding below: