Grammy-winning singer T-Pain has updated fans on the status of his duet album with Lil Wayne and said the rapper’s one-year jail sentence has pushed the project’s release into 2011.
In addition to Wayne’s legal woes, Pain also said he did not want to drop the album while the rapper’s Rebirth is currently available.
“The T-Wayne album, we’re actually gonna wait until he gets out,” Pain said in an interview. “He has so much going on. He has Rebirth out right now. I don’t wanna interrupt that. We just gonna wait until he gets out to really get in on that. We recorded a bunch of songs. But, right now, it’s time for him and his personal sh–. We definitely got an album’s worth of material, but it’s only an album’s worth. It’s nothing to pick from. We just got an album. We can put out whatever we feel like and say, ‘Hey, this is T-Wayne’s album,’ or we can actually try to make it good. Like we’re actually trying to make an album and say, ‘This is the good T-Wayne album.’ Rather than just record 12 songs and say, ‘Here you go, mutha—-as! I know you want it. You gonna buy it anyway, just ’cause you think it’s good.'” (MTV)
Cash Money Records co-founder Ron “Slim” Williams addressed the duo’s compilation album last summer.
“They’ve been speaking on it,” Slim said in an interview. “I wanted to get past Tha Carter III. Now we can sit down and get to the business of different collaborations. I just want to make sure that we have a good record.” (Billboard)
Aside from Pain, Wayne also has a Juelz Santana collaboration album set to drop.
“The album is done,” Juelz previously told SOHH. “It’s like the situation I had that stopped me from doing a lot of things before, was one of the same situations why the album ain’t come out. But the album is done. It’s not like we gotta go in and do a bunch of songs. We got about 35 records done so we just waiting for the politics and bullsh*t to get out the way and then we gonna put the album out.” (SOHH)
The rapper began serving his one-year jail sentence on Monday (March 8).
Lil Wayne has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in a New York City gun case. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was taken away in handcuffs to start serving his term immediately after his sentencing. He’ll serve his sentence in city jails, not a state prison. He could be released in about eight months with good behavior. (CBS News)
Check out a recent Lil Wayne interview down below: