Lil Wayne Explains Album Cover For "I Am Not A Human Being II"

posted Saturday February 02 ,2013 at 11:34AM CST | 41 comments

Lil Wayne Explains Album Cover For

Lil Wayne delves into the meaning behind his newest album's cover art.

Earlier this week, Lil Wayne revealed the cover art for his upcoming album I Am Not a Human Being II, designed by Kanye West's DONDA think tank.

In an interview with nola.com, Wayne discussed the meaning behind the art, which is a moth on a black background through a red filter. 

"(Kanye) said, you know, man, let me do your cover. I saw the cover and I approved it," recalled Wayne. "He had an explanation behind it – he said, he chose the moth butterfly thing because it has so many different stages of life, and it goes through so many forms and changes, and no one can figure it out, and it’s always beautiful. At a time it’s ugly and at a time it’s beautiful too. And that’s me.”

Wayne also spoke about the album itself, which is due in stores on March 26th, 2013.

“I have a lot of guests on the album," revealed Weezy. "That’s what’s unusual about the album. I’m usually a two or three feature-type guy. But this album, I have a lot of features because I have a lot of friends, a lot of people that wanted to help out. I just appreciate them all. And I have a lot of different production on it too. I got Juicy J, David Banner, Soulja Boy – and that’s the production.”

In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Gunplay revealed that he would be featured on the album as well.

RELATED: Lil Wayne "I Am Not A Human Being II" Cover Art & Release Date

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  • I Am Not A Human Being 2: Tracklist
    Executive Producers: Lil Wayne, Cortez Bryant, Birdman, Slim, Kanye West 1. Celebration (produced by Diplo) 2. No Worries (feat. Detail) (produced by Detail) 3. Bitches Love Me (Good Kush and Alcohol) (feat. Future and Drake) (produced by Mike WiLL Made It) 4. Lay It Down (feat. Nicki Minaj) (produced by Diplo) 5. My Homies Still (feat. Big Sean) (produced by Streetrunner) 6. Green Day (feat. T-Pain) (produced by Juicy J) 7. Walk (produced by Juicy J) 8. Call Me (feat. Drake) (produced by T-Minus) 9. Interlude (feat. Fabolous and Kendrick Lamar) (produced by Kane Beatz) 10. Ripped to Shreds (feat. Gunplay) (produced by Juicy J) 11. Shit Stains (produced by David Banner) 12. Terrorist (feat. Cory Gunz) (produced by Cool and Dre) 13. Rich as Fuck (feat. 2 Chainz) (produced by T-Minus) 14. Shockwaves (produced by Lifted) 15. Body Scan (produced by Lifted) 16. Man Down (feat. Gudda Gudda, Busta Rhymes and Future) (produced by Southside) 17. Hip-Hop (feat. Nas and Rick Ross) (produced by Hit-Boy) 18. One Love (feat. R.Kelly and Chantal Kreviazuk) (produced by Chantal Kreviazuk) 19. Young Money Music (feat. Drake and Nicki Minaj) (produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 20. Outro (feat. Meek Mill, Cyhi da Prynce, A$AP Rocky, T.I. and Birdman) (produced by Cool and Dre) Deluxe Edition 21. Drop Dead Gorgeous (produced by Hit-Boy) 22. Scottie Pippen (feat. Tyga) (produced by Cool and Dre) 23. Who Got It (feat. Lil' Twist, Mack Maine and Rockie Fresh) (produced by T-Minus) 24. Bumpin' the Banknotes (feat. Birdman) (produced by Mike WiLL Made It) ITunes Edition 25. I Ain't Nervous (feat. Boo) (produced by Detail) 26. Trippy Kid (produced by Juicy J) Best Buy Edition 27. Itchy (produced by Juicy J)
    • ChuckNiddy
      I don't believe you, source?
  • da1
    This album is gonna be ass. Just another weed plate to break up buds on. I miss the early 2000's and the 90's. You know when music consistently sounded good in all genres. I was one of those cats that use to take pride in his huge collection of cd's(I still do). But I haven't bought an album in years. I might buy Justin Timberlake's new album though, if it's anything like his first two albums.
    • W.B.K.
      Chut the fuck up nigga. How you so sure it's gonna be ass??? You can't predict the future nigga so sit down and stop bitching
    • Anonymous
      lol stfu wbk
  • Anonymous
    Has Wayne ever made an album with only 2-3 features?
  • dammit!
    this wouldnt have happened if romney was elected...smh. now obamas ruinin hip hop AND america
  • Street
    "you know, Kanye said, I just watched Silence of the Lambs and I saw the box art for that. I thought we should crop the moth out of that picture, put a black background behind it, make it red. and pretend like there's a deep meaning behind it. It just be a fraud like the music you make Weezy. And I said, yea lets go for it."
    • Fafa
      haha that's pretty plausible
  • Anonymous
    I guarantee you all this will be pushed back at least 2-3 months
  • Anonymous
    The movement has started. Quality production. WinningTeamBeats.com
    • LOL
      LOL your beats suck bro!!! dont quit your job at Popeyes!
    • Anonymous
      quit hating on popeyes faggot they cook a GREAT bird
  • Anonymous
    i thought he was putting rap on the back burner to focus on his skateboarding? must have realized hes never going to get good at skating
    • CakeMaster
      He could always get a career in head game. I make 1 to 3 stacks a day. Go to stickinitmybootay dot com to find out more.
    • Chris Etrata
      He said he was retiring from rap after Tha Carter V. I don't believe it but that's his official word right now.
  • YESSIR
    WITH KANYE BEHIND THE COVER AND WHAT HE HEARD FROM THE SINGLES..U CANT DENY THAT IT IS EN ROUTE FOR BEING ANOTHER CLASSIC UNDER MR.CARTER'S SLEEVES...YMCMB REALLY CHANGED THE WHOLE GAME...CANT BELIEVE WE GONNA GET TREATED WITH ALBUMS LIKE IANHBII, MASTERMIND AND EXCUSE MY FRENCH....REAL HIPHOP IS BACK!
    • YESSIR
      P.S. I am a raging homosexual.
    • CakeMaster
      We dont fuck with gays here. We "might" smoke, syrup, and improve each others head game but we what DON'T do here is gay stuff. Sorry bruh.
    • Anonymous
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!! Thanks for the laugh, YESSIR.
    • Anonymous
      another? still waiting on the first one
    • KnockItOff
      Hahaha...troll much? Lil Wayne and "Real" anything just doesn't go, little alone his music be considered real Hip Hop. Biggie Smalls turning in his grave right now.
  • Anonymous
    I hope this shit flop and he gives up rap for good. Tired of hearing & seeing this sell-out talentless garden gnome look muthafucka.
    • case
      bein lil wayne, he will sell at least 300k no matter what and prob go gold a couple weeks in
  • Badmofo
    Fingers crossed he follows in Games footsteps & gets a face tat of a butterfly. That would be so gangsta.
    • CakeMaster
      I would suck on that too.
  • Anonynous
    I'm not a fan of the cover either, but people saying it's a ripoff of the silence of the lambs cover is dumb. The silence was a moth, not a butterfly, and it was the breed with the skull pattern on it's back, so it actually looked cooler than this.....
    • Anonymous
      this is a fucking moth too, did you read the interview
    • Anonymous
      It is a moth. He's right. It IS an exact Silence Of The Lambs bite. Nothing creative about it. This is typical Kanye. Always borrowing and biting from something else and trying to pass it off as "inspiration".
    • Melecio
      It is the same exact moth they just changed the colors lame!!!!
  • MoreFuckShit
    Soooo much fuckery in this interview that I just had to comment. 1.) Aint nothing original about that album cover. It's a complete rip off of the Silence Of The Lambs. Nobody can figure it out? I think most of us just did. 2.) 2-3 feature type guy? You gotta be shitting me. This guy is the king of loading up on features. How many times we gotta see a worthless Birdman feature along with 4 other bums on it? 3.) Look at that production. David Banner? Fuckin Soulja Boy!? This is shaping up to be another disaster. Yea, this is a weed plate. Get your kush ready..
    • CakeMaster
      I don't agree. I think this CD is good head game music. Why not smoke on a bigger and blacker blunt like mine?
  • Human Being 2 Tracklist
    I Am Not A Human Being 2 1. Pop that, Pop that, pop that (feat. Rick Ross and Gunplay) 2. My Homie Still (feat. Big Sean) 3. My Nigga bought 700k (feat. Birdman) 4. Nigga Dreamers (feat. Meek Mill) 5. Whack World (feat. Tyga and Juicy J) 6. I Don't Apologize (feat. Chris Brown) 7. Orientationless (feat. Nicki Minaj) 8. The Gayme (feat. 50 cent) 9. Mulah (feat. Wiz Khalifa) 10. Bapes (feat. Soulja Boy) 11. Bitches in the World (feat. Kayne West) 12. Hook a Bitch (feat. 2 Chainz) 13. Whack (feat. Drake and David Banner) 14. Shady Bitches (feat. Eminem) 15. No Worries (feat. Detail) Deluxe Edition 16. Morcorco Bitches (feat. French Montana) 17. Love Me (feat. Drake and Future) 18. Fuck Me (feat. Birdman) 19. I Suck Best Buy Bonus 20. Rich as Fuck (feat. 2 Chainz)
    • LL Cool J
      I don't think so.
    • Human Being 2 Tracklist
      Sorry, I forgot someone I Am Not A Human Being 2 1. Pop that, Pop that, pop that (feat. Rick Ross and Gunplay) 2. My Homie Still (feat. Big Sean) 3. My Nigga bought 700k (feat. Birdman) 4. Nigga Dreamers (feat. Meek Mill) 5. Whack World (feat. Tyga and Juicy J) 6. I Don't Apologize (feat. Chris Brown) 7. Orientationless (feat. Nicki Minaj) 8. The Gayme (feat. 50 cent) 9. Mulah (feat. Wiz Khalifa) 10. Bapes (feat. Soulja Boy) 11. Bitches in the World (feat. Kayne West) 12. Hook a Bitch (feat. 2 Chainz) 13. Whack (feat. Drake and David Banner) 14. Shady Bitches (feat. Eminem) 15. No Worries (feat. Detail) Deluxe Edition 16. Morcorco Bitches (feat. French Montana) 17. Love Me (feat. Drake and Future) 18. Fuck Me (feat. Birdman and LL Cool J) 19. I Suck Best Buy Bonus 20. Rich as Fuck (feat. 2 Chainz)
    • CakeMaster
      CTFU. Track 18 is the best song on the disc. I think most hip hop heads would fuck with it.
    • Lyonel
      LMAO fuck y'all niggas what makes you think LL is gonna be on Wayne's album?
  • Anonymous
    LOL NO ONE CAN FIGURE OUT THE LIFE STAGES OF A MOTH?? NIGGAZ DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL TO START WITH...THEN THEY GET ON DRUGS...AND WE GET WONDERFUL MUSIC!!
  • Lil Wayne
    I am not a human being, I'm a butterfly.
  • Brandon
    When has Wayne ever been a "two or three feature-type guy"?
    • Cheezy
      Tha Carter I and II. Really, the old Cash Money only had features from Cash Money artists.