Lil Wayne is diving further into the sports world by launching a new skateboarding app and assembling a team of skaters.
The Lollipop star has teamed up with bosses at mobile technology company UTILITY to create the Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up app. The 33-year-old, who is also known for his skateboarding skills, was inspired to develop the app by his own love of the extreme sport.
"I'm super excited to drop my first mobile skateboarding game Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up as a way to share my passion for skateboarding," he says. "I started skateboarding at 29, not just because I thought it looked cool, but also because I wanted to be able to inspire kids to get outside and play. Skating is a perfect way for kids today to stay out of trouble and be positive and active."
In his new app, which will be available to download from Friday (10Jun16), users can skateboard around Lil Wayne's home state of Louisiana.
In 2012, Lil Wayne opened The DEWeezy Skate Park in his native New Orleans, Louisiana.
As part of his new initiative the rap star will also serve as a personal mentor to skaters Tyreek Morrison, Evan Hernandez, Yosef Rattif, Andrew Colbert, Jerme Knibbs, and Edgard Benitez, who will become part of the Sqvad skateboarding crew representing his Young Money company, according to AllHipHop.com.