Lil Wayne is kicking off his New Year right by resurrecting Jesus Christ, for cartoon that is.
The New Orleans rapper has been tapped to star in a new cartoon scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, voicing the character of Jesus Christ.
The new animated series that also stars David Banner and T-Pain is titled “Freakniks.”
Creative director Jake Escobedo explains:
Basically it was a Black Spring Break that went down in Atlanta and got shut down back in '98 or '99. So the show is going to resurrect that, and it's going to be starring T-Pain and Lil Wayne and all these other artists like David Banner and some other dudes.
It's all drawn, and T-Pain plays the ghost of spring break, the Spirit of Freaknik. He brings this party back to Atlanta and the artists have done all this music for it, and it's amazing.
The TV special is scheduled to air March 21, 2010.
Lil Wayne will begin serving his time in prison next month for his involvement with a gun that was found on his tour bus in 2007.