‘He’s into skating, like that’s his life,’ Bieber tells MTV News of the Young Money rapper.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Sway Calloway
When Justin Bieber was photographed with Lil Wayne back in February, fans got an insider look at the pair’s shared love for skateboarding. The singer and the Young Money MC were snapped standing on a half-pipe, skateboards in hand, chatting.
On Thursday, Bieber sat down with MTV News to premiere his video for “Boyfriend,” and he shared just how deep the rapper’s love for skating goes.
“He just hit me the other night,” Bieber said. “I was going to go to his video shoot he had. He was skating here [in Los Angeles]. I was gonna go skate with him, but it was like 4:30 in morning [when] he called me. So it was really too late for that. He’s into skating, like that’s his life.”
When asked to rate his own skills versus Weezy’s, Bieber explained that it’s more complex than that. “I mean, it’s different,” he said. “I like more street stuff. He does a lot of vert stuff. Vert is like ramps and street is like rails and kick flips. [They're] different in their own right.”
After that initial photo of the pair leaked, many fans wondered if it means that Wayne will be spitting some rhymes on Bieber’s new album, Believe, out June 19. “No, he didn’t get the chance to work on the album,” he said. “He’s been super-busy and we just haven’t got the chance to connect in the studio. I was in the studio in Miami for a minute, but we never got the chance to do anything.”