By Rob Markman, with reporting by FLX
No pain, no gain. Lil Wayne has been pretty open about his love for skateboarding, but the sport has taken its toll on the multiplatinum rapper, not that he is complaining. He has yet another injury to show for all of his hard work.
MTV News caught up with Wayne on Saturday after he got offstage at Birthday Bash in Atlanta. Tunechi joined Kelly Rowland to perform their hit collaboration "Motivation," but instead of simply walking out to the crowd of 20,000 like the rest of the night's acts, Wayne rolled out onstage riding his board. Backstage, a shirtless Tune was riding around the Philips Arena, and those lucky enough to get close to him may have noticed a bright yellow bandage on his left shoulder.
"I broke my clavicle, like, two months ago. What happened was, I didn't go to the doctor when I broke it, so it healed on its own," Weezy explained. "Whenever you let a break heal on its own, it don't heal right, so I got a lot of bone callouses around it.
"So this tape keeps my bone from popping out of my skin," Wayne said, pointing to his shoulder with a childlike grin. "It's fun."
This isn't the first time the multiplatinum rap god has injured himself while skating. Last August, Weezy had to get nine stitches after he took a spill in a St. Louis skate park. "The Lou was good, but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people," he tweeted after the fall.