Lil Wayne has insisted that his upcoming album Tha Carter V will be his last release as a solo artist. The YMCMB star discussed the project in a recent interview, where he revealed that he’s matured as a person, which has led to changes in his musical approach. Wayne went into little detail, but made it known that he has grown a little and wants to be more mindful of what he says in his music. He explained that his maturity is what makes Tha Carter V a unique project as compared to his previous work.
“I say it’s different, because I’m older and wiser, and I know more things ,” Wayne told MTV News from the set of the video shoot for Young Money’s “Senile” single. “And I know more about myself now.”
The hip-hop star has come under fire for his music numerous times over the years. He’s been at the center of controversy for his words; in instances ranging from his diss of civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in 2008 to his much-maligned 2013 reference to Emmett Till, the black teen from Chicago who was lynched by white men in Mississippi in 1955. But according to Wayne, he’s more careful about his lyrics these days. It’s unclear whether the Till controversy, which was instigated by a line in Wayne’s verse from Future‘s “Karate Chop’ remix in which he threatened to “beat the p—y like Emmett Till,” was a major factor in his sudden self-scrutiny, but he says that he is more careful than ever.
“I’m more careful about what I’m doing,” Wayne shared in regards to his mindstate as he’s worked on Tha Carter V. “And trying to be more careful about what I’m saying.”