While his new I Am Not A Human Being II is expected to fall behind Justin Timberlake‘s 20/20 Experience on the sales chart, rap star Lil Wayne has boasted about his latest solo offering.
Before hyping up the LP, Wayne made sure to playfully say he thinks the record is not good.
“Uh, it sucks. [laughs] I hate it. But it’s a new album, it’s for the people. It’s I Am Not a Human Being II,” Weezy said in an interview. “Nah, I’m joking, man. [laughs] I’m proud of everything I do, man. Everything I do and everybody I do. But, um, it’s an awesome album, man. I took my time on it, and, you know me, just the thoughts on the left side of my brain, I just put ‘em together and made an album of it. And then, you know, later comes the rest. [laughs]” (Power 106)
After suffering a seizure earlier this month, Wayne took a similar jab at the new LP in a post-hospitalization video.
“5, 4, 3, 2, what’s poppin’ y’all? Tunechi’s in this b*tch,” Wayne said in a video directed by DJ Scoob Doo and dated March 20th. “I just want to say thank-you to all y’all for your prayers and your concerns and all that. I swear to God I felt that love when I was laid up in that motherf*cking hospital bed. But I want all y’all to know that I’m good, a n*gga more than good. Also, my bum a** album’s still coming out March 26th, it’s the 26th? March 26th. I Am Not A Human Being II.” (TMZ)
Recently, Cash Money Records’ Birdman described Weezy’s latest release as nothing short of solid material.
“With Wayne, it’s always, to me, d*mn near like magic to watch him work and how he go in to do what he do,” Birdman said in an interview. “I Am Not a Human is totally different. To have an artist that can do that and be so [mechanical] like he is, he’s a gift, and his album is so hard. It’s so raw. I think the fans are gonna enjoy it. You always say that because he’s so talented, but he just do his thing. He’s a monster.” (MTV)
Based on first-day estimates, the album could sell up to 210,000 copies.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: Justin Timberlake will easily remain #1 next week; tune in tomorrow for an estimate on his second-week number. Meanwhile, here are this week’s key debuts: Lil Wayne (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) 190-210k. Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville) 155-175k Depeche Mode (Columbia) 55-60k (HITS Daily Double)
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