Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is not leaving any speculation onto his future following the upcoming Tha Carter V album release and explained how serious his retirement promise is.
According to Weezy F. Baby, it is going to take at least $25 million to make him even consider a follow-up.
“25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this,” Weezy told MTV News after taking a deep breath and a second to think out his answer. “I didn’t smile when I said it,” he pointed out to us in an effort to show just how serious he really is. “I personally plan on this being my final solo album, yes and it’s definitely the final Carter album. It’s the final Carter album. It’s stopping at five,” he assured us of the LP, which is slated to be released on May 5, though we here from a source that date may change. (MTV)
The Young Money boss also revealed he would still make contributions following his album-making streak ending this May.
But Wayne won’t fully hang up his mic, as he’ll still treat fans to guest features, especially when it comes to his YMCMB family. “I plan on it being my final solo album,” he said. “Whenever I have to pitch in for a Young Money album, a Like Father, Like Son album and something like that and maybe something out the blue.” (MTV)
During a New Orleans concert last month, Young Money’s Drake broke big news of Wayne’s new LP release date.
Tha Carter V is coming sooner than you think. During the kickoff to NBA All-Star Weekend, Drake revealed the release date for Lil Wayne’s highly-anticipated album. The Toronto MC shared the stage with the Young Money chief at the Sprite NBA All-Star party at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Friday night, where he made the big announcement. “If you want to hear Lil Wayne at his best, if you wanna hear Young Money at they best… Carter V, May 5,” said Drizzy. “Just know we about this sh*t for real.” (Rap-Up)
Over summer 2013, Weezy F. Baby said he saw himself hanging up the microphone after Carter V dropped.
“Yes, very true,” Wayne said when asked if his retirement plans are still on deck. “I want to retire after Tha Carter V which I hope will be my last album. My next album’s not Tha Carter V because I think I have to work on other albums as well with my pop, Birdman, and things like that. But after Tha Carter V, I hope I can retire. [laughs] … [I’ll be able to do] things like spend quality time with my kids.” (“The Jimmy Kimmel Show”)