Lil Wayne on ‘Tha Carter V:’ ‘Don’t ask why it’s taking so long’


Lil Wayne says Tha Carter V is definitely coming — just don’t ask him when.

The Cash Money superstar released a video update regarding the album for his fans as part of his “Weezy Wednesdays” series, but he didn’t really have many details to share.

…Carter V is coming soon. When? I don’t know,” Wayne explained in the video. “Don’t ask me. Don’t ask me why it’s taking so long. I don’t know. I’ve just been chilling. I don’t know. But, the tour is coming. Drake versus Lil Wayne. Be looking for that. You already know.”

In the upcoming issue of XXL, Wayne talked about how much hip-hop has changed since he debuted in the late 1990s. The rapper bemoaned the fact that so much of the industry has become about following trends.

“I know I’m authentic because I’m 35 million years in the game,” Lil Wayne says. “I don’t know where the authenticity is in the game anymore. Today everyone sounds alike, they looking alike, they acting alike, they dressing alike.

“I came out when everybody was super different,” he continued. “You had an O.D.B. You had a Busta Rhymes and then you had a Tupac. You had a Biggie. And everybody was different. Biggie was talking about mob and mafia s—. 2Pac was wildin’ talking about West Coast this and that. You had n—– like Meth and Red talking about how high they got and making people laugh. And then now, you got them, them. You got the categories and then everyone falls under it.”

As far as his Carter V album, Weezy says that while he remains confident in his ability to create quality music, he’s still got jitters.

“I’m always feeling like I ain’t done s—,” he says. “I’m still nervous about Tha Carter V… I’m confident about what I do, but I’m still nervous about what people think.”

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