Reason #1: The future of Lil Wayne's DEWeezy Skatepark in New Orleans is now in serious doubt.
Late last year, Wayne and Mountain Dew teamed up to open a skatepark in his hometown. The skatepark, which is located in the Lower Ninth Ward, was seen as a boon for the city when it first opened. But we're not sure where it stands now that Weezy and Mountain Dew are cutting ties. Will Wayne find a new sponsor for it? Will he throw some of his own money at it to keep it running? Or will it eventually close down and become neglected? It's still a little too early to tell. But if Wayne's departure from Mountain Dew does force the skatepark to close down, it would affect all those in the surrounding area who both use the park and appreciate what it adds to the community.