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Lil Wayne Speaks On Birdman Feud, “The Free Weezy Album”, Retirement & More

Thu, Feb 19, 2015 by

Lil Wayne Speaks On Birdman Feud, The Free Weezy Album, Retirement & More

In a new interview, Lil Wayne has finally spoken on the current situation between himself, Birdman, and Cash Money Records. Weezy has confirmed that him and Baby are no longer on speaking terms and explained what he meant with his “I am a prisoner” tweet at the end of the last year.

Tunechi also revealed that his Tha Carter V album was finished “some time ago”, but he can’t drop that right now, so he has been working everyday on his The Free Weezy Album that he says will be released for free in March.

Before wrapping up the interview, Wayne mentioned that he is a fan of the younger rappers like Migos and Rae Sremmurd, but he is feeling old when listening to them, as well as if he still plans to retire.

You can read the full conversation after the jump below!

Wayne tells Rolling Stone that he and Birdman are no longer on speaking terms. “I have no words,” he says. “I’m super-numb to it, to tell you the truth.”

It’s 2 p.m. Miami time when Rolling Stone reaches the rapper by phone last week. But Wayne is just waking up and is understandably prickly about discussing the lawsuit. “That’s a legal matter, homeboy,” he says. As for the “I am a prisoner” tweet from December, he tries to play it off with a sex joke at first: “I love being a prisoner in some pussy. That’s what I meant.” After we talk some more, he admits that the legal wrangling has been weighing on his mind. “I’m human,” he says. “But it’s nothing that a good blunt can’t cure.”

Wayne says that Tha Carter V, which he finished recording some time ago, is on ice for now. “It’s super-done,” he says. “Cake baked, icing on top, name on top, candles lit. I would have released it yesterday if I could. But it’s a dead subject right now. It’s a jewel in the safe. It’s that stash-house money.”

In the meantime, he’s been putting in 12-hour studio shifts on an all-new project: the cleverly titled The Free Weezy Album, which he plans to release for free in March. “I’m working on it every day, man,” he says. “I guarantee it’s going to be something dope. If you don’t want a musician being creative, don’t get The Free Weezy Album.”

The album will follow another unconventional release from Wayne’s circle: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, by his protégé Drake, which went up for sale online in mid-February with no advance warning. The project, which includes some apparent lyrical shots at Cash Money, sold nearly 500,000 copies in its first four days and debuted on the Billboard 200 at Number One.

“Right now, anybody could put out a new song on the Internet and it could become the hottest thing ever,” Wayne says. “When I was starting, you couldn’t do that type of shit. But that’s wonderful – the game is wide open, and my job is just to stay vital.”

Wayne keeps up with younger artists – “I like Rae Sremmurd and Migos,” he says – but after nearly 20 years in the business, he feels that his age is starting to show. “Sometimes I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about on Instagram,” he says with a laugh. When that happens, he turns to his 16-year-old daughter, Reginae: “I had to call her, like, ‘What the hell is “on fleek”?'”

Last year, Wayne hinted that he might be ready to retire from music, but he says he’s got other ideas now. “I’ve thought about it,” he says. “But for a person like me that bleeds, eats, sleeps and shits music, it’s hard to do.” He hopes to spend much of 2015 on tour, and he’d like to do some recording overseas while he’s at it. “When I go home, I want my actual house to be a vacation,” he says. “And I might give y’all three new kids from four different women. You know how I do it.”

Via Rolling Stone

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