Lil Wayne to Retire After "Tha Carter V"

Lil Wayne dishes on his new album, why he plans to retire from rapping and what's next.

During a recent interview with MTV host Sway Calloway, Lil Wayne announced plans to retire following the release of Tha Carter V.

When asked about the music featured on his tenth album, I Am Not A Human Being II, Wayne said the album features sounds evocative of previous albums in the Carter series. However, according to Wayne, Tha Carter V will be his last contribution to the rap game."I know y'all want me around for a little bit, and Carter V is my last album," explained Weezy. He continues, "Man, I've been rappin' since I was 8 years old. I'm 30 now, man. That's a long time, man."

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Lil Wayne The Carter V

During a recent interview with MTV host Sway Calloway, Lil Wayne announced plans to retire following the release of Tha Carter V.

When asked about the music featured on his tenth album, I Am Not A Human Being II, Wayne said the album features sounds evocative of previous albums in the Carter series. However, according to Wayne, Tha Carter V will be his last contribution to the rap game."I know y'all want me around for a little bit, and Carter V is my last album," explained Weezy. He continues, "Man, I've been rappin' since I was 8 years old. I'm 30 now, man. That's a long time, man."

Wayne further defended his decision to exit the rap game while on top by saying, "I signed my first contract at 11, I went platinum at 14. I'm 30 now. Thank God I haven't put out an album that hasn't went platinum. To just keep it goin' like that, I think not only am I being greedy, I'm fooling myself to think that it will continue to be that great."

(Lil Wayne's memoir, Gone Till November, will hit bookstores in May 2013.)

In the wake of a wildly successful rap career, Wayne's post-rap plans include skating and trying his hand at sports reporting. In fact, he's already interviewed NFL wide receiver Randy Moss for ESPN. He plans to create a show with fellow southern rapper Nelly in the near future.

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