Retirement is still in Lil Wayne’s future. The Young Money superstar has confirmed that Tha Carter V will be his final solo album.
In a 2012 interview, Wayne announced that he would retire after releasing the fifth installment in his Carter series. And the 31-year-old is keeping his word.
“I personally plan on this being my final solo album, yes,” he told MTV News while on set of the “Senile” video this week. “And it’s definitely the final Carter album. It’s the final Carter album. It’s stopping at five. I plan on it being my final solo album.”
So what would it take for him to return? “$25 to $35 million would get me to do another solo album after this. I didn’t smile when I said it,” said Wayne.
But he’s not hanging up the mic for good. You may hear him on compilations and joint albums in the future. “Whenever I have to pitch in for a Young Money album, Like Father, Like Son album, or something like that and maybe something out the blue,” he explained.
Drake previously announced a May 5 release date for Weezy’s final opus, but that may change, a source tells MTV News.
He promises to go out with a bang when Tha Carter V does drop. “The way I’m working on this album to me, it seems like it will be impossible for me to work this hard again for anything else,” he said.