Lil Wayne Lands Guest Role On ‘The Boondocks’ [Details]
In a letter published in LA TIMES Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder confirmed that he will not be involved in the upcoming season of Boondocks so that he can focus on his new upcoming animated series Black Jesus. McGruder wrote.
“As the world now knows, ‘The Boondocks’ will be returning for a fourth season, but I will not be returning with it,” McGruder began. “I’d like to extend my gratitude to Sony and Adult Swim for three great seasons.”
“I created ‘The Boondocks’ two decades ago in college, did the daily comic for six years and was show runner on the animated series for the first three seasons,” McGruder wrote. ” ‘The Boondocks’ pretty much represents my life’s work to this point. Huey, Riley and Granddad are not just property to me. They are my fictional blood relatives. Nothing is more painful than to leave them behind.
“To quote a great white man, ‘Hollywood is a business.’ And to quote another great white man, ‘Don’t hold grudges.’
“What has never been lost on me is the enormous responsibility that came with ‘The Boondocks’ — particularly the television show and its relatively young audience. It was important to offend, but equally important to offend for the right reasons. For three seasons I personally navigated this show through the minefields of controversy. It was not perfect. And it definitely was not quick. But it was always done with a keen sense of duty, history, culture and love. Anything less would have been unacceptable.
“As for me, I’m finally putting a life of controversy and troublemaking behind me with my upcoming Adult Swim Show, ‘Black Jesus.’
Speaking of Boondocks’ upcoming season, according to Lil Wayne HQ the Young Money boss will be voicing a guest character on the show. Wayne appeared on the show back in 2007 in an episode titled “Invasion Of The Katrinians“.