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Lil Wayne says ‘Tha Carter IV’ finally being prepped for release

By | Published on Thursday 5 July 2018

Lil Wayne

Could Lil Wayne’s long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long awaited follow up to the 2011 ‘Tha Carter IV’ album be finally released this year?

That record, of course, ended up in long-term limbo as a result of Wayne’s falling out and subsequent legal battle with his label Cash Money Records. The dispute began in early 2015 with claims that the label had failed to hand over a $10 million advance for Wayne’s long-awaited ‘Tha Carter V’ album. But in the intervening years it spiralled into a much more complicated case into which Universal Music was also pulled.

But then last month it was finally confirmed that the big squabble was at an end, with a legal rep for Wayne saying that, while he couldn’t comment on the deal done with his client’s labels, the rapper was “happy” with the outcome. Gossipers subsequently told The Blast that Universal had shelled out “well over $10 million” to bring the legal dispute to a conclusion, clearing the way for ‘Tha Carter IV’ to finally be released.

Now Wayne has told the audience at a show in Miami: “Just to let y’all know I had a meeting today, it wasn’t a long meeting. Just so y’all know the meeting was about the release date of ‘Tha Carter fucking V'”.

And double hurrah for that. Because not only might we finally get to hear ‘Tha Carter V’ this year, it will also mean that convicted fraudster and all round jerk Martin Shkreli – who claimed to somehow have got his hands on a copy of the record – will have one less reason to be smug. Though he’s possibly less smug anyway since being thrown in jail.



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