The people of New Orleans are not too happy with their hometown boy Lil Wayne. Wayne promised to rebuild a local skatepark in the lower 9th Ward, but has yet to fulfill his promise. As a result, the skatepark is at risk for being completely shutdown.
Wayne released the following statement about the issue.
“It was my intention, through my relationship with brand partners, to provide the good people of New Orleans with a skate park,” the “Believe Me” rapper said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the deal did not work out, and due to issues beyond my control, I am no longer involved with the skatepark. Helping New Orleans has always been important to me. My team and I are looking into other initiatives for the future.”
The owner of the park, Ward “Mack” McClendon also released a statement about the closing of the park.
“People stopped giving money because they thought Lil Wayne owned the place,” he stated.