Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently talked about his upcoming Tha Carter V solo album and the attention Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant created behind it. #CarterVSeason
According to Weezy F. Baby, Kobe came up with the idea of promoting his new LP as “Carter V Season” this spring.
“Carter V Season” was all Kobe. He came up with it. I saw that and thought, That’s dope as hell, so that’s what we’re calling the [album] campaign. I thanked him. Then we thought about Floyd. … Tha Carter V is about growth, flat-out. My thoughts are wiser. I still say what I want to say — it just sounds better and makes more sense. That all comes with growth and maturity.” (ESPN)
Last month, Wayne’s manager Cortez Bryant said the image Kobe posted was meant for promotional purposes.
“The Image that was posted yesterday is NOT the #carterV album cover! It’s just to let the @LilTunechi fans know that CarterV Season is here!,” Bryant wrote April 29. (Cortez Bryant’s Twitter)
The Black Mamba jumped onto his Twitter page last month and revealed what appeared to be Carter V artwork.
“Carter V season begins #carterV pic.twitter.com/hYz4Eq4022,” Kobe tweeted with an accompanying photo April 28. (Kobe Bryant’s Twitter)
After some initial confusion and speculation, Weezy F. Baby added fuel to the excitement.
“Believe me. pic.twitter.com/TlN1sU792C,” Wayne wrote with the same image Kobe put up. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)