Lil Wayne: Trukfit Line Says ‘Respect Few, Fear None’
Lil Wayne is adding another title to his ever-growing resume: clothing designer. The Young Money head honcho has launched Trukfit, a skateboard-inspired apparel line that will be released nationwide at Zumiez retailers and KarmaLoop.com.
Thursday night (Jan. 12), the ‘John’ rapper threw a party for his new clothing line, held at El Privado inside Hotel Americano in New York City. MissInfo.tv was witness to the festivities and those in attendance, including models wearing silver face paint and wearing Wayne’s Trukfit gear.
The rap star showed up to the event, snapped photos and showed off his appreciation for his brand by wearing one of the T-shirts. He chose to sport a pink one decorated with a fitted hat-wearing man holding a skateboard.
Wayne’s tagline for the brand is “Respect Few, Fear None.” The Trukfit name was inspired by his youth. As a youngster, the rapper would visit a truck with bootleg goods and purchase items from it. “When a person could spot a fake, they’d be like ‘you got on the truck fit,’” he told MTV News. “So now it’s cool to have on the Truckfit, ya dig!”
For more information on Lil Wayne’s Trukfit clothing, visit his website here.
Besides his design endeavors, the 29-year-old New Orleans native is gearing up to present his prison memoir to the world. Titled ‘Gone Till November,’ the book will detail his eight-month prison stint, where he was held from March 2010 to November 2012 for weapons possession.