Mack Maine Says Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ Will Drop In Early 2015
Looks like Lil’ Wayne fans have to hold their breath for his Tha Carter V album a little longer.
In an interview with Miami radio station 99 Jamz, Young Money president Mack Maine discussed the rapper/CEO’s rift with Baby and Cash Money, as well as the projected release date for Wayne’s long-awaited eleventh studio release. The bad news? It won’t drop for at least another month. The good news? There’s another project in the works as well.
"He's touching up the album and about to start another special project for the people," Mack Maine said. "I can't give a definitive date [for Carter V]. I can just say first quarter for sure [...] It's coming out. Don't get it twisted like it's not coming out.”
Mack Maine also spoke about Wayne’s public fallout with Cash Money Records. Following the rapper’s Twitter proclamation that he wants off of the label that launched his career, Mack assures that things are being worked out on the business end. He commented on the rift between Wayne and Baby.
"That's my uncle and my brother that you're talking about. I pray that everything works itself out. I got an optimistic, positive vibe about everything. It's just some business that's gon' need to be handled. Once that's handled we're going to keep moving. And it's getting handled as we speak.
Discussing his role as the “mediator,” Mack referred to the situation as a family matter. He also expressed support for Wayne’s decision – whatever it may be.
“Everybody has their breaking point, maybe he reached his breaking point. I support Wayne 1,000 percent. I feel like this matter will get resolved. Period. If I'm still around it'll be resolved.”
Listen Mack Maine’s full interview with 99 Jamz below: