Swizz Beatz talked to Mixtape Daily about his collaboration with Weezy last year, mentioning that the song's beat was originally intended for Eminem. But after Em passed on recording a "Stan 2" for his Recovery album, Weezy recorded the song and Swizz hoped to include it on his upcoming Haute Living album. However, Weezy told XXL that "Dear Anne" is a holdover from his multiplatinum 2008 album.
"That was actually a record for Tha Carter III that just leaked," Wayne told the magazine. "It leaked out, and everybody's thinking that it's going on Tha Carter IV 'cause I was actually gonna put it on Tha Carter IV. But I had been listening to it and didn't like it. I don't like it 'cause the song, all the verses are old. And me being a perfectionist, I hate going with old verses."
Despite Wayne's trepidation, some heads in his YMCMB camp think the song should be a go. "Mack and Tez and them, they love it," Wayne said, referring to Young Money president/artist Mack Maine and his manager Cortez Bryant, respectively. "They be like, 'Man, you trippin', you killed it.' I be like, 'Did you hear what I just said? I don't wanna do that anymore.' But I heard that the 'Anne' song has been getting buzzed up and everybody's buzzin' about it, so it might end up one of those you might have to put on the album, you know what I mean. But I ain't trippin' on it like that; I don't like the song. I love the beat; I love the idea. I don't like my execution. I don't like what I did. I don't like how I delivered on it. The idea that I had for it, I didn't accomplish that, what I thought I was gonna do. 'Cause I was tryna make it a situation song. And I just don't like it."
Wayne may have to decide whether "Dear Anne" makes the cut sooner than later. Reportedly, the "How to Love" rapper's long-delayed Tha Carter IV's release date has been moved up by a week to August 22.
Lil Wayne is on the cover of XXL magazine's July/August 2011 issue, hitting newsstands July 12.
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