Lil Wayne Opens Trukstop Skate Park in New Orleans


Adelle Platon | September 27, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Lil Wayne celebrated in his 30th birthday by cutting the ribbon for his new skate park, Trukstop, in his hometown New Orleans Wednesday.

According to the Huffington Post, the Young Money leader held a one-hour skating demo with Mountain Dew Pro and Amateur skate teams. “I didn’t think that skating was too popular in my city, so I wanted to make it something that everybody loves like I do,” Wayne told The Associated Press.

He added that he wanted to do something for the community, especially in the Lower 9th Ward, one of the most devastated sections of the city since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. “I just wanted to help out my city, help out the people, the kids, and give them something to do, something they haven’t done before. It’s always good to learn something new.”

The park occupies a building that survived the 2005 flooding and will be open to the public seven days a week, beginning Monday.

Weezy also took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support and born day wishes. “Thank u all!!! For he’s a jolly good fellow that nobody kan deny.”