News: Lil Wayne Names Fave Sports Teams In New Vlog Series, "I'm A Boston Red Sox Fan" [Video]
Sunday, Dec 25, 2011 9:41AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is proving just how much of an avid sports fan he really is by launching a new vlog series titled, "Weezy's Sports Corner."
In the introductory video, launched Christmas Eve, Wayne explained his decision to dedicate a weekly series to sports fans.
"When I was locked up, I was blogging from jail through my great friends over at Young Money and with the Young Money website. I started this thing called Weezy's Sports Corner where I would blog about whatever I felt about the sports topics of that week or that month or whatever. I felt that it was important that I continue that once I got out. This is the continuation of that, so, ladies and gentleman, from now on, every Saturday, you will be able to get this live. We will be posting this every Saturday, weekly. It will be 'Weezy's Sports Corner,' me talking about sports topics -- this will be an unscripted show, unrehearsed show. I talk about whatever I want to talk about -- if I have guests, they can talk freely, they can speak about whatever they want to speak about." ("Weezy's Sports Corner")
Weezy also used the opportunity to let fans know his favorite professional sports teams.
"Since this is the first show, I'll let you know from this show on, you will be able to post questions to our Facebook page or to our site or whatever," Weezy added. "You'll be able to post questions up. I'll get to those questions in some kind of way -- I have my teams. I'm not sure if you can tell, but I'm a Green Bay Packers fan, I'm an LA Lakers fan, I'm a Boston Red Sox fan, I'm a Washington Capitals fan." ("Weezy's Sports Corner")
Earlier this year, the rap star dropped his "Green & Yellow" Green Bay Packers anthem.
Lil Wayne is clearly a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers football team. So much so, that he's taken "Black and Yellow" -- the Wiz Khalifa-helmed anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers -- and remixed it to a Packers-inspired track titled "Green and Yellow." Perfect timing for Sunday's Super Bowl Game, where the two teams will face off for the NFL championship. (Billboard)
In 2009, Wayne hinted at rap retirement and his desire to own a sports team.
"I always said I ain't wanna do this no more after 35, I ain't wanna do it no more," Wayne revealed in an interview withradio personality Tim Westwood. "So any time before 30 and 35, I might give it up. [But now] I gotta work as hard as I can so I ain't gotta look back. [When I retire, I'll] do something else, I'm gonna retire from this and probably jump into some ownership of some sports team or you know, I'm very heavy into sports. Any sport. [I'd want ownership] of the team. It doesn't matter, it could be basketball, it could be baseball, of course it wouldn't be baseball, there's too much money to own that, but it could be basketball or football, it wouldn't matter. I could buy into a baseball team with someone." ("Tim Westwood TV")
Check out Lil Wayne's video below: