Grammy Award winning MC, Lil Wayne, was injured in a skateboarding incident in St. Louis last evening according to reports from TMZ.
The “How to Love” rapper was rushed to the hospital where he received 9 stiches to close a bloody wound over his left eye.
The rapper is doing ok now and recovering from his injuries. He informed his fans via Twitter of the following: ““The Lou was good but I busted my fuggin head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people”.
The New Orleans MC is scheduled to perform at MTV’s Video Music Awards this Sunday and hopes that his dynamic performance will inspire his fans to buy a digital copy of his album via iTunes; physical copies will be released on August 29th, 2011.
Wayne, who is nominated for 2 VMAs, is using a unique marketing strategy that has its roots in the anti-piracy efforts of Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album. The Throne made their collaborative effort available exclusively via iTunes prior to its physical release and sold a record breaking 290,000 digital copies. Wayne hopes to have similar success with Tha Carter IV.