Lil Wayne Gave A Skate Park To The Kids In New Orleans
(AllHipHop News) Even though Lil Wayne is going through a difficult, $51 million dollar lawsuit with Cash Money Records, the veteran rapper continues to give to his local hometown of New Orleans.
Wayne hosted his 2nd Annual Lil Weezyana Fest on August 27. The four-hour concert featured performances by Migos, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Mystikal and of course Lil Wayne himself.
The concert, which took place in Champion Square, also featured a pop-up skate park, that was built by California based company OC Ramps.
OC Ramps is owned by businessman Tyler Large and family, who have been building skate ramps in Orange County since 1997.
The company built Wayne’s pop-up skate park, which was a hit, and attracted professional skaters like Dave Bachinsky, Jordan Hoffart, Tom Ryen and Christian Sereika.
After the concert, the ramps were scheduled to be broke down and shipped off to California.
But Lil Wayne decided he wanted to donate the ramps and the rails from the park at Lil Weezyana Fest to a skate park in New Orleans called Parasite.
The rapper was feeling philanthropic after the concert in his hometown, especially after witnessing the destruction caused by a massive storm that battered the state in August, causing billions of dollars of damage to the city.
“We figured this is the least we can do in a moment of crisis," a rep for OC Ramps stated. "We love skateboarding and we love the city of New Orleans. We have nothing but love for the skaters out there and hope they continue to enjoy the skate obstacles as long as possible."
The gesture shows Lil Wayne's commitment to the local community, especially after his own Trukfit skate park in the Lower 9th Ward, which closed to the public in August of 2014.