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The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Rap star Lil Wayne announces his new appearance date for Louisville

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  Rap star Lil Wayne announces his new appearance date for Louisville

by Sherlene Shanklin

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 12:44 PM

New information:  Rapper Lil Wayne announces new date for his visit to Louisville.  The rap star had to cancel his October 27th visit due to a health concern but Dillard's has confirmed with me that he will be at the Jefferson Mall store on Friday, November 30th.  The first 300 shoppers to purchase $150.00 or more in TRUKFIT apparel at a Dillard's at Jefferson Mall, Mall St. Matthews or Green Tree Mall will receive a wristband that will allow them access to a VIP party within the store on the day of the event. Stay with The411 for additional information.  Follow me @Sherlenemediapr.

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  I have been holding this story until I could get some additional information and now I can say Dillard's at the Jefferson Mall is going to be crazy this Saturday when rap star Dwayne Carter, aka Lil Wayne, aka Weezy makes a personal appearance.  The Grammy Award winning artist is releasing his new clothing line, Trukfit.  Dillard's across the U.S. will carry the line.  I got a sneak peek at the showroom floor at Jefferson Mall.  The photos are attached courtesy of Dillard's.   

Lil Wayne's debut album was Tha Block is Hot, selling over one million copies and with this fashion line he's hoping that his fans will leave the racks and shelves empty making him a top seller in apparel so he can add that accomplishment to his long resume.  
I spoke to a representative from Dillard's and they told me that they will have plenty of the star's merchandise on hand.  In fact, a semi-truck load was just delivered.  They went on to say "It's going to be wild".  She was so excited that Lil Wayne was going to be in her store.  

Now, if you plan to get up close to Lil Wayne Dillard's has created an incentive for his biggest fans.  The first 300 shoppers that purchases $150 or more of Trukfit merchandise will receive a wristband that allows you to gain access into a VIP party, which will be held at the Dillard's in Jefferson Mall this Saturday.  
Here's a bigger incentive.  The first ten shoppers who buys $500 or more of his new line will take part in an exclusive meet and greet with the rap star. It doesn't end there, Lil Wayne will give a special limited edition Trukfit gift to each person.  
The New Orleans native is no stranger to the city, he's been sighted over the city especially in West Louisville over the years promoting his music.  Louisville fans also know him because he collaborated with the late Stephen "Static Major" Garrett on one of his biggest hits "Lollipop".   

The Trukfit line will be in Dillard's starting October 25th.  Weezy says "I couldn't imagine a better partner for the first full collection from Trukfit, which will give you style from head to toe."  
The Lil Wayne Trukfit promotion is for Louisville area stores, Mall St. Matthews, Greentree Mall and Jefferson Mall. His appearance has been postponed.
If you get to meet Lil Wayne and you have a photo you want to share send it to me.  

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