Lil Wayne says his new album is delayed because he’s been ‘skating too much’

'Tha Carter V' has been pushed back to December 9

Lil Wayne has explained the delay in releasing his new album.

The rapper was originally slated to release ‘Tha Carter V’ this week but, amid much confusion, no album surfaced.

Posting a new PSA video to YouTube, Lil Wayne has now said: “I’ve been working hard every motherfucking day on this album. This album means a lot me and I know it means a lot to means a lot to my fans, so I refuse to cheat them and just give them anything”.

Wayne also joked that the delay was caused by the fact that he’s been “skating too goddamn much”. “I’ve just been skating too much and totally forgot to record,” he adds in the clip.

Earlier this week it was reported that Wayne’s album had been indefinitely delayed, but now it appears the 31-track record will be released in two parts before the year’s end. Lil Wayne has confirmed a release date for the first part of ‘Tha Carter V’ as December 9.

Lil Wayne explained that he’s recorded too many tracks for the LP. “If I dropped the album today it would have to be [cut to] like 12 or 13 songs,” he says. “And I refuse to do it. I refuse to cheat my fans. I refuse to cheat myself.”

Watch the video in question below.

‘Tha Carter V’ is Lil Wayne’s 10th solo project and the follow up to ‘Tha Carter IV’, which was released in 2011 and charted at Number Eight in the Official UK Albums Chart. Earlier this year, Wayne said that this will be his final solo project and only a very lucrative offer would lure him out of retirement.

In September, Lil Wayne and Drake revealed the video to ‘Grindin’, which featured footage from the rappers’ recent joint US tour. The tour saw the pair battle each other during the show, and an app could be downloaded prior to the performance which allowed members of the audience to “help their favourite rapper ‘power up’ and impact their performances in real time”.

Meanwhile, the rapper was recently forced to deny reports that he would represent Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo through his newly created sports management company.