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Lil Wayne Talks “Tha Carter V”, Attempting Suicide, Retirement, Young Money & More In Billboard 2018 Fall Issue

Lil Wayne Talks Tha Carter V, Attempting Suicide, Retirement, Young Money & More In Billboard 2018 Fall Issue

Lil Wayne graces the front cover of Billboard‘s Fall issue, which will be available on newsstands September 15th.

For his cover story, Weezy spoke on a lot of things including Tha Carter V, his children, tweeting, 2 Chainz’ wedding, seizures, features, Nicki Minaj, suicide, retirement, greatness, Drake, and more.

One interesting part from the story is that they reveal the outro on Tunechi‘s C5 album will be about attempting suicide and it will sample British R&B singer Sampha’s “Indecision” song:

“When he was 12, Wayne came across a gun in his mother’s house and shot himself in the chest, just missing his heart. In the past, he has called this an accident. But on the new verse he plays, Wayne admits this was a suicide attempt, undertaken after his mother told him he would no longer be allowed to rap. The track, which samples British R&B singer Sampha’s brooding but hopeful 2013 song ‘Indecision’ and will be the album’s outro, was on the original album tracklist, but Wayne added new lyrics this summer, following the suicides of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.’

Also during their conversation, we get confirmation that Young Money Entertainment now solely belongs to Tune, but their distribution deal with Republic Records remains in place. You can check out some excerpts from the interview and pics from the photo shoot below!

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Lil Wayne Talks Keeping In Touch With Inmates & C.O.’s From Jail, Retiring From A Certain Beat, Birdman, Drake & More [Video]

Lil Wayne Talks Keeping In Touch With Inmates & Correctional Officers From Jail, Retiring From A Certain Beat, Birdman, Drake & More

Jasmine Simpkins from HipHollywood recently sat down with Lil Wayne for a one on one interview about his “Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island” book that you can check out below.

During their conversation, Weezy discussed why he wrote the book in jail, not planning to release it, what he hopes people will get out of reading it, if he keeps in touch with any of the inmates and C.O.’s, the celebrity visits he got while locked up, and getting the news that Drake had sexual relations with one of his girlfriends.

Tunechi also revealed his “retirement tweets” last month was him meaning that he is not going to be rapping on a certain type of beat no more, he will always drop mixtapes for us fans, and his relationship with Birdman:

How are you with Baby, do you think you guys will have a friendship again?
I’m 34 baby, I’m too old for friends.

You guys were more like family…
No, his last name isn’t Carter baby, he’s not family.

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Cortez Bryant Explains Everything About Lil Wayne’s Problems With Cash Money & “Tha Carter V” Album

Cortez Bryant Explains Everything About Lil Wayne Problems With Cash Money & Tha Carter 5 Album

Lil Wayne‘s best friend and manager, Cortez Bryant, recently sat down with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller for a brilliant interview on episode 79 of their “Rap Radar” podcast.

Tez Poe gave away plenty of unknown information about Weezy, what happened with the release of Tha Carter V, the situation with the Cash Money lawsuit, relationships with Birdman and Slim, and so much more.

You can listen to the full 85-minute conversation, watch excerpts of it, and see notes of what Cortez talks about all after the jump below. Enjoy!

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Lil Wayne Appears On ESPN’s “His & Hers” Show, Talks Retirement Tweets, Chris Bosh, Label Situation, His Kids, Rikers Island & More [Video]

Lil Wayne Appears On ESPN His & Hers Show, Talks Retirement Tweets, Chris Bosh, Label Situation, His Kids, Rikers Island & More

As well as appearing on “First Take” yesterday, Lil Wayne also made an appearance on ESPN’s “His & Hers” show to promote his “Gone ‘Til November” book.

While on the show, Weezy chatted about his retirement tweets, his “No Mercy” single for “Skip And Shannon: Undisputed”, what his daily regiment was during his time at Rikers Island, receiving fan mail, how hard it was for him to miss some of the pivotal moments in his kid’s lives, and more.

Tunechi also spoke on Chris Bosh and compared his current situation with the Miami Heat to exactly what he is going through right now with his record label Cash Money Records. You can watch the conversation from the 12:40 mark in the video after the jump below!

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Lil Wayne Talks “Tha Carter V”, Label Situation, Black Lives Matter, Not Knowing The New Rappers & More

Lil Wayne Talks Tha Carter 5, Label Situation, Black Lives Matter & Not Knowing The New Rappers

In a hotel suite after his “Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island” book signing in New York on Tuesday, Lil Wayne sat down with The New York Times for an interesting interview that you can read below.

During their conversation, Weezy spoke on not worrying about reliving his time in jail as he hasn’t read “Gone ‘Til November” and he doesn’t plan to either, releasing the memoir for us fans as we are being patient for his new music, recording guest features, not knowing the new generation of rappers, and explained why he hasn’t been attracted to activism.

Tunechi also talked about the Black Lives Matter movement, what he cares about, Donald Trump, his upcoming Tha Carter V album, being in the studio a lot, his recording process, fellow music artists coming to his support after his retirement tweets, and his situation with Cash Money Records!

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Lil Wayne Appears On “Skip And Shannon: Undisputed”, Addresses Retirement Tweets, Racism, Birdman & More

Lil Wayne Appears On Skip And Shannon Undisputed, Addresses Retirement Tweets, Artists Supporting Him & Birdman

This morning at 9:30AM, Lil Wayne made an appearance on Fox Sports 1’s “Skip And Shannon: Undisputed” show to chat with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, which of course we already know Wayne has the theme song for.

While on the show, Weezy spoke on his retirement tweets by saying he did them after an argument with what’s going on with his Cash Money situation, explained he hasn’t deleted them as he still feels “mentally defeated”, mentioned he will never work with Birdman ever again even if he pays him what he is owed, and how it felt to have a bunch of music artists like Drake, Young Thug and Kendrick Lamar come to his defense.

Before the interview wrapped up, Tune also talked about creating the “No Mercy” song, wanting to work with Michael Jackson and Prince, why there are no such thing as “remixes” anymore, how he became a Green Bay Packers fan in New Orleans, Aaron Rodgers, the only politics to himself are his kids, LeBron James, his tattoos, Kevin Durant‘s decision to sign to the Warriors, Dwayne Wade returning to Chicago, Colin Kaepernick‘s protest, being blessed enough to never deal with racists throughout his life, being saved by a white police officer when he shot himself, not thinking there is such thing as racism anymore after seeing every race at his shows, and plenty more!

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