Is Lil Wayne’s Carter V finally ready to drop?
The long-awaited album, which has been the source of speculation and rumors for years now, is on the way, according to Weezy.
During a recent “Kloser 2 U Tour” stop in Dallas, the Young Money boss made it known: “CV coming soon,” he said. “Fuck Cash Money. It’s the Roc.”
C5 has been teased several times since 2012, but it’s also been the subject of controversy. In fact, it’s currently entangled in a $51 million lawsuit that Wayne filed against his label, Cash Money.
Even as all of this has been happening, Wayne teased C5 in a Facebook post back in January. This came after pharma-mogul Martin Shkreli claimed he bought the album and previewed a snippet online in December.
Aside from Carter V, Wayne has also been promoting Funeral, Dedication 6, and other projects this year, though all seem to be tied up in his ongoing legal battle with Cash Money.
Mixed messages have also confused fans. In the midst of this, Birdman said that the album is “definitely coming out” back in January. “The situation with me and my son, I’m going to put it all behind us and just let it move forward,” he said. “Wayne is one of the best artists ever to do the game, and I want to see him continue to do what he been doing, and I’m going to support whatever he’s doing. But you’re definitely going to get that C5.”
But Wayne has shown frustration with his longtime home. His most recent “Fuck Cash Money” statement is just the latest verbal takedown of the label, which he’s helped build since his teenage years. Not only has he distanced himself from the imprint, but he has also aligned himself with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, even if it isn’t an official partnership.
Last week, Tunechi addressed his relationship with Hov. “Jay is just a good guy. It was nothing but a simple thing,” he told Skip Bayless. “Friend to friend, I just want to help you. Simply. That’s all it was. I just want to help you, man, in any way I can. Right now, he’s just gonna help me in any way he can.”
Wayne is set to continue his “Kloser 2 U Tour,” which has also been at the center of controversy. Recently, Weezy ended a show after a fan threw a drink onstage. After calling his “goon squad,” Tunechi walked out.