Rapper Lil Wayne is spreading some holiday cheer with his latest initiative. The 40-year-old teamed up with fellow Young Money mate Mack Maine and threw a celebration for 150 high-achieving students at a Dave & Busters in New Orleans.
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“A Weezy Christmas”
According to TMZ, the rappers teamed up with Wilson Sporting Goods for the event called “A Weezy Christmas.” It celebrated students between the ages of 12 and 16 for “excelling in academics” and participating in local community sports programs.
In addition to playing the Dave & Busters games and taking photos with Santa Clause, each student was also treated to brand-new sports equipment.
Lil Wayne, also referred to as Lil Tunechi, took to Instagram to share photos of the event. As well as some words.
This Christmas @mackmaine4president & I wanted to give some future hall of famers the gift of game w/ the help of @Wilson Making sure they received the necessary resources so they could enjoy all the benefits of being a top tier athlete was very important to us! #HappyHolidays #WeezyChristmas
In an exclusive press release shared with Billboard, the rapper spoke further about the event.
Whether it’s learning about sportsmanship, teamwork, or just using the field as a way to escape everyday stresses, we wanted to make sure these kids get to experience impactful moments.
Lil Wayne’s Additional Philanthropic Efforts
Outside of the Christmas party, Wayne is also giving back to his hometown of New Orleans in other ways. According to TMZ, the “How To Love” rapper is also working on an athletic program in Harrell Park.
In addition, he and Mack Maine are working with two mentorship programs that encourage children to dream big and become leaders in their communities.
Wayne Is Giving Back Despite It Being His Season To Receive
The 40-year-old recently achieved Diamond certification for his 2008 single “Lollipop.” The achievement was awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Wayne took to Instagram to share his shock and Diamond plaque with the world. He also thanked his co-writer, the late Static Major.
My first joint to go diamond wowwww!!! Thank you to all my fans and supporters. I Ain’t Sh*t Without Y’all!!! #LongLiveStaticMajor
Wayne also followed up with a short video, expressing his gratitude.
Shawty want a thug… Lollipop… my first diamond record. Certified. Ten million singles sold — not streams. Ten million singles sold… That’s a lot of people. I appreciate every single one of you.
Roommates, are you happy to see Wayne giving back to this hometown? And also receiving his flowers?