Lil Wayne: ‘Carter V Is My Last Album’

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Are Lil Wayne’s days as a rapper numbered? The Young Money superstar has plans to retire after he releases Tha Carter V.

“I know ya’ll want me around for a little bit and Carter V is my last album,” Wayne told Sway during MTV News’ special “MTV First: Lil Wayne.”

His passion for skating has taken precedence over his music. “I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old. That’s a long time,” said Tunechi. “I’d like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. When I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only. Music is sometimes not that it.”

But have no worries, he’s not hanging up the mic anytime soon. Before Carter V, he will release I Am Not a Human Being II on February 19. The follow-up to 2010’s I Am Not a Human Being includes contributions from David Banner (“Shit Stains”), StreetRunner, Kane Beatz, Cool & Dre, and three dark records with Juicy J (“Itchy,” “Walk,” and “Trippy Kid”).

He also has a collaboration with Drake and Future entitled “Bitches Love Me,” which features Drizzy on the hook. “He gave me one of them banging hooks, so I told him the hook was so amazing, he didn’t need to say nothing else on the album,” said Wayne, who’s saving Drizzy’s verses for Tha Carter V. “I already know that song is probably gonna be one of the biggest songs on the album.”

Additionally, he wants Nicki Minaj to add a verse to a Diplo-produced song called “Lay It Down.” “To me it gives me the vibe and feeling of when [Timbaland] and Missy was really in that zone,” he said, comparing the song to an Aaliyah record.

While it was previously reported that Kanye West would be on the album, Weezy cleared things up. “He didn’t do any music on this album, but ‘Ye is actually packaging my album,” he revealed. “It was his idea. I was like, ‘OK, whatever.’”

Kanye and his DONDA design team will create the album cover and inside packaging like he did for 2 Chainz’ Based on a T.R.U. Story. “He wanted that. He was like, ‘I wanna package Wayne’s album.’”

Weezy let him have free reign. “I’ma let ‘Ye do what he do. As long as it ain’t nothin’ out the box crazy. ‘Ye is ‘Ye, he’s a genius.”

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76 Comments

  1. Jake

    PLEASE don’t recant on this!!!

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    @SLICKERTHANSLY Reply:

    @Jake, carter IV shouldve been.

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  2. Kwayzee

    :OOOOO
    and yessss for Onika on that diplo song!!!!

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  3. Jacksmith

    THANK GOD !!!

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @Jacksmith, THANK THE LAWWWWWWWWD

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    Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG Reply:

    @Jacksmith, F**k You, Ni**a, U Must be The Dumbest Ni**a ever, Even The Haters want Weezy in The Game, Cuz Weezy Make ‘em favorites Achieve them Goals, A Lot of People don’t Like Weezy, But Most of People Adore the Weezy Effect in Everything they listen.

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    Martina Reply:

    @Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG, LMAO You seemed pressed.. you must be signed to YMCMB

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    gurlal Reply:

    @Jacksmith, Greatest rapper of right now. YMCMB MMG GBE OVO XO OVOXO CASH MONEY WE DA BEST YMCMB 3HUNNAD BANG BANG, BANG FRENCH BAD BOY SHAAADY AFTERMATH G-UNIT LIL BIT.
    You guys suck

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    Jacksmith Reply:

    @gurlal, Lmfao you probs work in walmart why are you buzzing for? Kanye & Good music will rip your fav apart..

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  4. miles

    Didn’t he say that with Tha Carter IV?

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  5. Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG

    Weezy Still In This B**ch.
    He still Schoolin’ This Ni**as, They’re all Weezy’s Students.

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    Mr. Fye Reply:

    @Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG, WTF are u talking about. lmao

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  6. @Bruno_Tip

    vaii viver de feat. então ¬¬’

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  7. NAVI

    THE GODS HAVE ANSWERED MY PRAYS.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @NAVI, LMFAOOOOO

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    Cray Reply:

    @NAVI, go f yourself

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  8. VitiNhow

    Tuneee .. :SSS , :DDD Tha Carter V’

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  9. chep

    tha carter V out hopefully next year AND RETIRE

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  10. Thomas Leone

    doing the same thing that Jay-Z did with The Black Album so he can sell more albums…. Smh

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  11. freshed

    i doubt it

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  12. pete

    WE HAD THAT ON THE CARTER 3 RETIRE AFTER I AM HUMAN BEING 5 WHACK ASS RAPPER

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  13. Blaq Republican

    Next stop, Ross

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  14. coldworld1994

    Yes at last rick ross, drake, 50 cent, and other memebers YMCMB need to retire !!

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    Ahahahahahahahahahahahha Reply:

    @coldworld1994, sorry for you but its not going to happen anytime soon :(

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  15. boom boom

    negro please.

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  16. Mr Nice Watch

    publicity STUNT. year later, you’re gonna comeback and say, (bitch voice) “I found my passion for my music, eh he he he, i’m gonna be the best rapper, he he.

    go home.

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    Alex Reply:

    @Mr Nice Watch, lol right!

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  17. me

    his last album? gooooooood

    disappear already

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  18. Speechless

    Take Nicki with you

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    Queens Reply:

    @Speechless, he isn’t retiring anytime soon so asking him to take nicki with him is pointless plus without Nic and drake being so successful he wouldn’t even be thinking about retiring

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  19. Natash

    The whole cash money artists should follow him except Drake because he is the best at that label

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    Sportz Reply:

    @Natash, They have over 50 artists and some of them other than Drake are extremely talented. Have you listened to them all?

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    Andy Reply:

    @Natash, you probably just know about Wayne, Drake, Nicki and maybe Ross ahaha LAME BETCH

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    Cray Reply:

    @Andy, Ross isn’t YMCMB

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    jasmine Reply:

    @Natash, so your trying to say bow wow wack cause he reppin ymcmb nd has been since 09

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  20. John

    YES GOD has answered my prayers!

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  21. Dawg

    Ag cum0n, thumbs d0wn to all haters. I th!nk with0ut Lil Weezy the game is ova. I mean h!s been to hell and back, h!s a fireman remember.

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  22. deelee

    GOOOD

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  23. Jay

    YESSSS, please hurry up released that crap and get out of my view

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Jay, my thoughts exactly!
    /-)

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  24. Raphel

    He needs to put Kanye on the album or to produce a track!!

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    mrsotw Reply:

    @Raphel, VERY TRUE, as he did on Tha Carter 3, which is his best album.

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  25. pete

    WHO CARES,RETIRE NOW WITH THE WHOLE YMCMB N LEAVE DRAKE ONLY

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  26. WonderLand19

    YESSSS!!!

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  27. WayneRules2012

    Oh no weezy, you cant do this, the rap game will never be the same without you! Please remember your die hard fans like me, what would become of us if u ever stepped off the face of hip hop?

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    Issa Reply:

    @WayneRules2012, Hip-Hop would make significant progress.

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    #coleworld Reply:

    @WayneRules2012, trust me hip hop wont miss him the hip hop will do just fine

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  28. TIAGO

    Thank God!!!

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  29. dodo

    Best news in rap history.

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  30. King Fierce

    I holding you to that now!
    /-)

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  31. TheOnlyOne

    I’d rather he stick to making his own albums then jumping on everyone elses and ruining them…

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  32. RDK

    he doing is thing.

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  33. Gyary

    PLEASE don’t change your mind from here on.

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  34. Triple Threat

    Didn’t He Say This shit Last Year? And The Year before? Stop Lying. If you about what you say then DO IT instead of talking.

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  35. Js

    Nothing of great importance will be lost

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  36. Queens

    Lol y’all hating but ain’t this the same dude who sold a milli in a week please if y’all don’t like him others love him

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    LEW Reply:

    @Queens, right.

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  37. Kyle

    Oh please, he is not going to retire. He will get sick of skating in a few years and then he will be cranking out albums every year again.

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  38. DB10

    YESSSSS!!!! THERE’S AN END IN SIGHT!!!!

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  39. lakeshore

    ya’ll talking shit, but if you think about it, without him, Nicki wouldn’t be sh*t. or drake

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  40. HA!

    lil wayne is like that turd in the toilet that never flushes properly.

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  41. Crystal

    Can’t wait for his retirement. Hope he takes the whole Young Money crap with him

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  42. Hov

    how many of you phaggots have actually heard his good shit? Carter 3 Sessions (classic) all his mixtapes as weezy, all his albums before C3 including it

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  43. SSoldier89

    The illuminati won’t accept it…

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  44. PHILL

    THE BEST NEW IN THE RAP HISTORY HELL YEAH!!!!!!

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  45. Asa

    I hope so. He needs to go away. Ruins many songs for me. Why he gets so many features is beyond me.

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  46. Lily

    I rlly don’t like him, he is wack af to me. But I need to thank him for Nicki and Drake.

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  47. LEW

    Wow, everybody hopes he retires and fast huh? Well like he said, it wont be for while which could mean 2 years from now or long seeing how big “I am not human 2″ might be. But i dont think he’s going anywhere completely. Like yal said it could be a publicity stunt but I think he might just do it. Carter 5 might just be his last. He said he wont be releasing another “Album” after carter 5. Never said he’s leaving YMCMB and not producing all his other artist. He also never said he wont be dropping anymore “MixTapes” So he wont be going anywhere completely even if he decides not to ever release an official album ever again after the Carter 5.

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  48. #coleworld

    Finally he is going to retire cant wait

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    Dylan delany Reply:

    @#coleworld, If u don’t like him don’t listen y so much hate y u look on this site if u don’t like him

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  49. Pour boomz RearzTues

    guess him & jay-z have the same last name )____)

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  50. Dylan delany

    Weezy got more swag than a swagatron

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  51. THABANA

    we like your music wezzy if you leave we won’t listen to music you are the king of rap YMCMB IS NOT YMCMB without you skateboard is nothing you don’t get cash we love you .. you are our role model

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  52. Bells

    No 1 cn rplys lil wayne’s plc in hiphop

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  53. patrig

    In a song he said y’all know i was high when i said i would retire , so i think he will retire when he will feel for it

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