Lil Wayne has been working towards finally releasing Tha Carter V, but, as many know, he's been facing a number of challenges along the way. While fans wait on his 11th studio album, Wayne released his book Gone 'Til November earlier this week, a collection of his prison journal written during his time behind bars.
In support of his literary venture, Weezy recently spoke with New York Times to discuss Gone 'Til November, his recent features, his view on activism, and where Carter V is at. Take a look at some of the interview's highlights below.
On Carter V:
[In reference to his book's introduction, which says it's something for fans to have from him "while they continue to be ever so amazing and patient"] Plain and simple, because they’re not getting anything from me, unfortunately. They’re not getting a damn thing from Wayne other than a tweet here or there.
It’s done, sitting and wrapped as is. I just listened to it for the first time in months the other day. I had forgotten every single word on it, because I work every day. I popped it in, and I was like, it’s still so much better than everything I’ve ever heard. Not what’s going on right now — everything I’ve ever heard.
On how new school rappers Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, and Kodak Black affect him:
I swear to God I didn’t know you were saying people’s names just now [...] I just do my own thing.
On the support he received after announcing his retirement:
[When] I saw people giving a damn about what I’m going through, that made me think and obviously uplifted me. Sometimes what you’re going through takes you far away from what the reality is [...] I never have bad days; I have bad moments.
Read the NYT feature in full here.
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