[artist id="510062"]Lil Wayne's[/artist] highly anticipated forthcoming album, Tha Carter IV, finally has an official release date: May 16. Weezy F. Baby revealed the date Wednesday, during opening night of his I Am Music II Tour in Rhode Island.
"Tha Carter IV is done," Wayne told MTV News. "All they need to do is tell Tez [manager Cortez Bryant] to stop sitting on it. Tez, stop sitting on Tha Carter IV and put the album out."
Bryant, Weezy's longtime manager, was in attendance and provided the specific release date. "May 16, believe that," Wayne said. "It can come out tomorrow 'cause I'm so finished ... Tha Carter IV will be dropping May 16. If you're not doing anything, do me," he added.
The album will be his first official release since he was let out of Rikers Island prison facility in November after serving eight months of a one-year sentence. Originally, there were reports the album would come out on the same day Weezy was granted his freedom, however those plans never came to fruition.
The album's lead single, the Bangladesh-produced "6 Foot 7 Foot," features Young Money artist Cory Gunz. Recently, on the set of her upcoming video for "Super Bass," fellow YM artist Nicki Minaj revealed to MTV News that she completed a verse for the album.
"I think Carter IV is gonna just be exceptional, of course," she said. "I think Wayne is definitely on his grind crazy right now."
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