Watch: At Last! Lil Wayne Announces Release Date For “Tha Carter V” Album
Legendary rapper, Lil Wayne has kept fans waiting for years as to when he will drop his much-anticipated album, Tha Carter V.
The multiple Grammy awards winning rapper who had earlier promised that he had a “special surprise” for fans at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25, released a three-minute video clip to discuss the album.
The wait is over as he has revealed that the LP will be released when the clock strikes midnight on Friday, September 27, coinciding with his birthday. The rapper is set to turn 36.
In the released video, Wayne is seen hopping out of a Hummer truck with his trusted double-cup in tow, and the camera follows him as he walks into his studio. He said:
“I heard there was a misunderstanding about the release date of Tha CV,” he said, referring to the widespread rumors on social media that the album was supposed to drop last Friday, September 21.
“I would like for y’all to know that since y’all stuck with me for like the last four or five years, through all of this, y’all got me feeling like Tiger Woods with this comeback,” he continued. “On my birthday, I actually have something special. I will be releasing Tha Carter V on my birthday. Now, if you don’t know when my birthday is, Wikipedia does. Wiki me, bish.”
The superstar entertainer goes on to thank fans for their support through the years.
“Every ounce of anything I have left in my heart, it goes to y’all. Honestly, my fans, the supporters, the world. Of course, it’s my family and God first, and I am nothing, absolutely nothing without my fans,” he said.
It would be recalled that the six years delay of the album was further lengthened due to the legal battle between Wayne and Birdman, which eventually concluded in July 2018. The outcome of the lawsuit saw Lil Wayne becoming the sole owner of Young Money.
Along with his announcement of the album release date, Weezy also included a link to his website, thacarterv.com, which has a countdown clock to the long-awaited album drop. Watch the video of Lil Wayne announcing the release date for Tha Carter V below: