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Lil Wayne is still working on his skateboarding skills, but he already has his own sneaker line thanks to SUPRA. Weezy had been wearing the company's Skytop sneakers since they were first introduced in 2007 without knowing they were skate shoes. Now that it's become well known that the rapper has a passion for skateboarding he has teamed up with SUPRA for his own brand of footwear. The collection of new models will launch May, 1 2013 at SUPRA retailers worldwide.
Wayne talked to MTV at the Magic Convention in Las Vegas about his upcoming sneaker line.
"I was just rocking 'em when I was skating and stuff and when I got real cool with the homey Stevie Williams, it was like a plug from him," Wayne told MTV News. "It was just a mutual respect on each end so it was just bound to happen. I look at the reality and the facts of it, like I been rocking this shoe before I even knew what it was. So for me to start skating and for these shoe lines to start coming at me like, 'Hey, we wanna give you your own skate shoe,' it was only right for me to mess with the people I been messing with even before they were a skate shoe."