Lil Wayne fans will have to wait a little longer for his rumored swan song. The Cash Money rapper’s forthcoming solo album, Tha Carter V, won’t be released in May.
Drake originally announced the spring date, but Weezy’s manager, Cortez Bryant, revealed that the project has been delayed. “You know I push dates back and s—. So, I’m not gonna release that date. I’m not gonna release that date ’til I really, really, really know what it really, really, really is. Pay attention this week,” Bryant told NeverNotDopeTV.
Whenever the album does arrive, it will mark the end of Tha Carter series and possibly the end of Wayne’s solo career. He will continue to make guest appearances and support his Young Money artists.
“I personally plan on this being my final solo album, yes. And it’s definitely the final Carter album,” said Wayne to MTV News, adding that a solo effort after the forthcoming album would cost a record label “$25 to $35 million.”
Tha Carter V will reportedly convey the lessons Wayne has learned over the years in the music business. “[The content is] different, because I’m older and wiser, and I know more things and I know more about myself now,” said Wayne in an interview earlier this year. “I’m more careful about what I’m doing and trying to be more careful with what I’m saying.”