Lil Wayne’s new album ‘Tha Carter V’, which was due out today, has been pushed back indefinitely after months of confusion over its release date.
Since earlier this year, Wayne has been sharing teaser songs from the record such as ‘D’usse’, ‘Grindin’, and ‘Krazy’. But Mack Maine, the president of Young Money, Wayne’s record label, confirmed to an American website yesterday that the album won’t be released as planned and that the label are currently working on setting a new release date.
Though Lil Wayne first announced that the album would be dropping in August, he’s since seemed unsure about the details of its release. He told MTV over the summer: “I think it drops either in September and then we have… Ah I can’t tell you the sneak thing. Anyway, yeah, I think it drops in September or August. It might drop before then, in July. [Or] August 25 or something like that?”
‘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.