TV bosses have laughed off reports Lil Wayne is set to play Jesus Christ in a new animated show, insisting his character simply shares his name with the Son of God.
It was recently announced the star would lend his voice to Return of Freaknik, a one-hour special being produced for America's Adult Swim network by fellow rapper T-Pain.
Earlier reports suggested Wayne would play Jesus Christ, but TV bosses insist his character is an up-and-coming rapper called Jesus.
A spokesperson for the network explains, "Lil Wayne’s character is still evolving. All we can say is that he is named Jesus and not Jesus Christ."