We can’t start an official countdown to the release of Tha Carter V — since it could drop in July, August, or September — but, in the meantime, we can enjoy the fact that Lil Wayne is spazzing on every new track he drops. That includes his freestyle on “D’usse” where he gave an unexpected shout out to Jay Z.
And if you were wondering why he name-dropped Hov, well, the answer is pretty simple.
“Hov is the god — I’ll give Hov a big shout out at all times,” Wayne told MTV News on the set of his “Krazy” video in LA this week. “But we was just on that D’usse heavy. I don’t write none of my music — I don’t write it down, so I just go in there and say whatever come to my mind.”
“So what came to my mind that night, was what was on my mind that night,” he added, laughing.
Any chance this indicates a Jay feature on Tha Carter V, then? “I’m not gon’ bother that guy,” Wayne responded, still not ruling it out completely. “I’m not gon’ bother him. He seems like he’s pretty busy right now, but — you never know.”
“Believe Me” was the first official single from the album, followed by “Krazy,” and most fans will agree that Wayne is in prime shape right now. When asked what changed between I Am Not A Human Being II and Carter V recording sessions, Wayne said he’s just rapping to suit each project.
“The beauty of being Wayne and being in control of creativity is [that] I get to do what I want,” he said. “So if it’s the I Am Not A Human Being project, that’s the way I’m gonna attack it and approach it. I’m not gonna do it for the mixtape fans, I’m not gonna do it for Tha Carter fans — it’s for the I Am Not A Human Being fans and that album went Platinum.”
“When I do a Rebirth album, I pick up my guitar and I end up on the Country Music Awards playing with Kid Rock and Willie Nelson.” he added. “I approach the situation the way it’s supposed to be approached — so this is Tha Carter V album, and this is the way I’m supposed to spit on Tha Carter V.”