Everyone agrees Lil Wayne frequently gives away free music, but this past Sunday, “Weezy F” gave back some cash to his hometown park.
Wayne, along with a crew that included New Orleans Hornets star Chris Paul, returned to Harrell Park to donate $200,000. The New Orleans park formerly housed youth athletics and Wayne once played Fullback for his youth football team at the spot, but it was recently turned into a trailer park by relief workers after Hurricane Katrina.
The athletic resources of the field including a track and field house were destroyed by the workers but “Weezy” hopes his donation along with the funds given by Chris Paul will spark a new interest in the children of New Orleans.
Wayne told New Orleans TV station WWLTV that he just wants these kids to have the opportunity to do right.
“When you tell them what to do, that’s when they get angry when you tell them be like me because it’s hard to be like me. So, the best thing you can tell them is try to do right.”
During the ceremony, Wayne echoed the sentiment saying, “The word today and the word forever is ‘kids.’ ”
Chris Paul is helping with the project by funding renovations for three other city parks.