Lil Wayne Says Tha Carter V Is “Ready To Drop”

The rapper spoke about his much-delayed album in a new interview.

August 21, 2017

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The story of Lil Wayne's unreleased Tha Carter V is a long and complicated affair. It's the focus of ongoing financial and legal disputes between Wayne and Cash Money boss Birdman, while disgraced 'Pharma-bro' Martin Shkreli claims to have a copy of an album that otherwise appears to be in release limbo.

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However, in April Wayne told fans the album was "coming soon" and, while confirmed details remain unavailable, the rapper was again hopeful about the project in a new interview with Q93’s Wild Wayne. “Carter V is done,” he said. “Carter V on the shelf just ready to drop. I move on and keep it moving and give them what I’m doing right now. But Carter V is ready to be listened to."

“Of course you’re going to see Tha Carter V,” Wayne said when asked if fans will get to hear the album. “Man, I just don’t want to put it out the wrong way. Honestly, man, I can do what I want honestly at any time. The fans deserve it to be right and that’s how it’s gonna be. I’mma make sure it’s right. I can drop whatever I want to drop. I keep dropping whatever I want to drop. But I’m not gonna give ’em Carter V the wrong way.”

Lil Wayne was appearing on Q93 to promote this year's Lil Weezyana festival, which takes place on August 25. Earlier this year saw the long-awaited release of another Lil Wayne project, the T-Pain collaboration T-Wayne.

Lil Wayne Says Tha Carter V Is “Ready To Drop”