Lil Wayne has revealed the cover art and guest appearances for his upcoming album, I Am Not A Human Being II.
The anticipated sequel will feature collaborations with Young Money’s Drake, Gudda Gudda and Nicki Minaj, in addition to Juicy J, Future, Big Sean, Boo, Soulja Boy and MMG’s Gunplay. Weezy also enlisted several producers for the project, including Diplo, T-Minus, Mike Will and Detail.
The album’s first single, “My Homies Still,” was released in the summer of 2012 before the LP experienced several delays. Wayne followed it up with “No Worries,” which was featured on his last mixtape, Dedication 4. The last single, “Love Me,” is currently making the rounds on the radio.
Though it was rumored earlier that Kanye West would be featured on the album, Wayne confirmed late last year that the hit producer and his creative content company, Donda, would instead be in charge of the record’s packaging. And as such, the resulting cover art, in typical ‘Ye fashion, has become a hot topic of debate among the New Orleans rapper’s fans—despite only featuring a single illuminated moth.
Wayne defended the cover during an interview with The Times-Picayune. He said, “I saw the cover and I approved it,” explaining that he chose the moth butterfly image “because it has so many different stages in life. It goes through so many forms and changes, and no one can figure it out, and it’s always beautiful. At a time it’s ugly and at a time it’s beautiful too. And that’s me.”
(Was Lil Wayne’s All-Star Weekend rant ugly or beautiful? You be the judge!)
I Am Not A Human Being II will be released on March 26. The Young Money leader has a number of other projects currently in the works, including Tha Carter V.