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26th Sep 2018

It’s official! Lil Wayne will finally release Tha Carter V this Friday

Will Lavin

It’s the moment Hip Hop fans have been waiting for

Lil Wayne is finally releasing Tha Carter V. This is not a drill.

Originally thought to have been being released last week, Lil Wayne’s much anticipated new album did not surface regardless of rumours it would.

However, Wayne has now cleared up all of the confusion by following up a tweet saying he had an announcement to make with the announcement that the elusive Tha Carter V would in fact be arriving at the tail end of his birthday, this coming Friday, September 28th.

In the three-minute clip, Wayne thanked fans for their patience:

“I heard there was a misunderstanding about the release date of Tha CV. I heard y’all got a little mixed up and y’all thought it was going to be released like last week or something. Well, I would like for you to know that since y’all stuck with me and hung in there anyway for like the past four, five years, through all of this – y’all got me feeling like Tiger Woods with this comeback – but on my birthday, I actually have something special: I will be releasing Tha Carter V.”

Toward the end of the video, Wayne then posted the cover art for CV, which sticks to the series’ childhood theme, and portrays a younger version of Weezy standing alongside his mother.

Want to know exactly when Tha Carter V will be out? Wayne has installed a countdown on Tha Carter V website, which will continue to run until the album’s release date.

The road to Tha Carter V has been a long one. Embroiled in a long drawn out legal battle with his label Cash Money Records that was finally settled in June this year, Lil Wayne first told us Tha Carter V would “most likely” arrive in 2013.

The next supposed release date was May 5th 2014. After that day passed, Wayne said the LP was coming “September or August.” Next up: October 28th. That day, instead of Tha Carter V, Wayne shared a P.S.A. in which he announced a December 9th 2014 release date. That was the last firm date Wayne gave until this new date that looks very likely to be real.