Lil Wayne to build skate park

Los Angeles: Singer Lil Wayne is teaming up with beverage brand Mountain Dew to build a new skate park in his native Louisiana.

The 29-year-old will front a campaign with the company and will star in a series of advertisements to boost awareness of the park, which will be built in New Orleans.

Wayne is an avid skateboarder himself and used his free time on his recent US tour to visit skate parks across the country.

He is also launching his own line of clothing aimed at lovers of the sport later this year.