The Lil Wayne skate park problems are piling up. The project in the Lower 9th ward is reportedly "off to a bumpy start," for the rapper who has been in headlines quite a bit lately, including a skateboard lawsuit and controversial song lyrics.
A report on Feb. 16 from Fox 8 of New Orleans indicates that an electrical inspection was conducted on the building housing the park. Unfortunately for Wayne, it failed, requiring the building to be rewired. In addition to that, being short staffed has hurt the park, allowing only certain amounts of kids to skate at a time. On some days, the park has to be closed due to that short staff problem. Volunteers have been helping out in the interim.
Despite all that, Lil Wayne is said to be committed to the park named Trukstop, which is the same name as Weezy's clothing line.. The rapper announced months back that he'd be retiring from rap to focus more on skating. However, he also had a recent incident involving a skateboard he may want to take back. A promoter claims the rapper hit him with a skateboard when he was a little too forthcoming in terms of asking Wayne's bodyguards for a picture with the rap star. That promoter is now suing over the assault.
As for his rap career, the next anticipated album from Lil Wayne is "I Am Not a Human Being II." Wayne recently appeared on a remix of Future's song "Karate Chop," which was considered controversial due to a lyric involving the late Emmitt Till. With his recent issues over Trukstop skate park, he may want to release a remake of the Jay-Z song, "99 Problems."