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Lil Wayne: 'I plan to retire by the time I'm 35'

Rapper delays his plans to bring down the curtain on his career

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Lil Wayne has said he plans to call time on his career by the time he turns 35.

The rapper previously expressed his desire to retire in his early 30s. But the 29-year-old has now said he will wait a while longer before he bows out. Wayne pointed to the fact that he wants to spend more time with his family when he retires.

He told GQ magazine:
Basically, I have been doing this for 18 years, that's reason number one. I have accomplished all that I have set out to accomplish and more. Six years I can do this Lil Wayne thing, and my boys will be about 7 and 8 years old. And man, it's all about them then. Whatever they're into.

The rapper also said he wants to commit more time to nurturing acts under his Young Money label, which is currently home to Nicki Minaj and Drake.

"I have a label and I've only put out two artists," Wayne added. "I have a lot more work to do and it'd be selfish to not focus on being the boss and focus on their projects."

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