50 Cent Calls Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" Album Sales "Suspect"
Fif questions figures showing "Tha Carter IV" sold close to one million records during its first week.
It took just one week for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV to reach close to one million copies sold this past September, almost hitting the numbers of its predecessor, Tha Carter III, which managed to top one million units during its first week. The album also broke Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne iTunes record by selling over 300,000 units in just four days.
Although claims have died down suggesting Cash Money owner Baby may have purchased excessive copies of the album, 50 Cent told Global Grind that he's still suspicious of the numbers.
"To be honest with you, Lil Wayne sales are a little suspect to me," he said. "Because it was trending 600,000 pieces that week. And they didn't do a million copies, it was like 900,000."
He conceded that Tha Carter III was a legitimately prolific album, but held his doubts about Weezy's latest. "Tha Carter III commanded that energy," Fif said, "but the last one that just came out, those numbers are funny."
Lil Wayne nor Baby have responded to the comments as of yet. 50 is currently getting ready to release his fifth studio album, slated for December.