We've all feared this day would come. Well, I'm sure someone feared it would come. Lil' Wayne has stated he's quitting rap, at least for now. His life had been consumed by skateboarding, and now Lil' Wayne has chosen to focus on that lifestyle. So yeah, hanging out all day at the skatepark—that's a grown-up way to want to live. At this point Lil' Wayne basically has the same life goals as an 8th grader.
Also on the agenda: buying goth pants and marrying his first girlfriend.
"I picked up the skateboard and I thought it'd be a hobby and what happened is it's a lifestyle." Lil' Wayne told Atlanta's HOT 107.9 radio station. "In order to be fully committed you have to live that lifestyle. ... Rap is taking a backseat to skating. I believe my fans deserve some peace from me. I'll be on my skateboard in the meantime." And look, knowing how saturated pop culture got with Lil' Wayne when he was making music, if he spends as much time on a skateboard as he did making music, he literally will be on a skateboard the entire time he's on hiatus.
"Just throw food at me and I'll catch in my mouth!"
But, he's devoting himself to the entirety of the skateboarding lifestyle. In the grand scheme of things, there are much worse subcultures he could have fallen into.
He could've joined the Legion of Doom, for instance.
For some reason, the internet is full of joy about the announcement. The prevailing meme on Reddit is Ice Cube driving, thinking "We landed on Mars and Lil' Wayne quit music. Today was a good day." So, I get that not a lot of people like Lil' Wayne, but why does anyone care? There are so many things that are great in the universe that youll NEVER have time to care about. Have you ever watched Friday Night Lights? Read Vonnegut? Eaten ostrich meat? There are so many awesome tings, internet, that we would enjoy but simply haven't had the time for, why would we waste our time gloating about something we don't like?
Seriously. It's better than any other rare bird.
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