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VIA: CNN.com

Contrary to reports that rapper Lil Wayne will be lending his voice to the son of God, a spokesperson for Adult Swim says that the rapper’s character in a one-hour cartoon special with the working title “Return of Freaknik” is not Jesus Christ per se, but just a guy named Jesus.

The cartoon, which is being produced by fellow music maker T-Pain, is about a group of up-and-coming rappers who travel to Atlanta for a battle of the bands contest. (Freaknik was a 1990s gathering of students from historically black colleges, first in Atlanta, later in Florida.)

Lil Wayne, who is scheduled to be sentenced to prison in New York on February 9 as a result of gun charges, was brought into the Adult Swim mix by T-Pain, who has worked with Nick Weidenfeld, the head of program development for the network, in the past. (Adult Swim, like CNN, is part of Time Warner.)

A spokesperson for Adult Swim told CNN: “Lil Wayne’s character is still evolving. All we can say is that he is named Jesus and not Jesus Christ.”

Adult Swim Full Statement: the rapper’s character in a one-hour cartoon special with the working title “Return of Freaknik” is not Jesus Christ per say, but just a guy named Jesus.Lil Wayne’s character is still evolving. All we can say is that he is named Jesus and not Jesus Christ.

The cartoon, which is being produced by fellow music maker T-Pain, is about a group of up-and-coming rappers who travel to Atlanta for a battle of the bands contest.

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