Lil Wayne On "Tha Carter V": "I'm Trying To Be More Careful About What I'm Saying"

posted Monday March 17 ,2014 at 05:20PM CDT | 51 comments

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Lil Wayne reveals how he's changed while recording "Tha Carter V."

Lil Wayne says that he is taking a new artistic approach on his forthcoming Tha Carter V.

"I'm more careful about what I'm doing and trying to be more careful about what I'm saying and things like that,” Lil Wayne says during an interview with MTV. "There were times where I didn’t care. It’s not that I didn’t care. It’s just that I knew that I had people above me or around me that was gonna make sure whatever I said or shouldn't have said or whatever I did or shouldn't have did. Well, now, I'm those people, and I'm telling me what I should do and what I shouldn't say and it’s awesome. It’s coming together dope. I think the Wayne fans are gonna like it.”

The New Orleans rapper, who lost his Mountain Dew endorsement deal last year due to a lyric comparing sex to the 1955 beating and subsequent murder of Mississippi teenager Emmett Till, also says his age affected his process while working on Tha Carter V, which he has said will be his final album. 

"I say it's different, because I'm older and I’m wiser,” he says, "and I know more things and I know more about myself now.”

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  • riv216
    word... hope this one beats the carter 3. that one did the fool
  • AR
    More marketing ploys from this clown.
  • Anonymous
    Dat nigga wheezy gay n suck at the same time
  • Anonymous
    I got a tele u got a vision call it television
    • Anonymous
      tap make uncle on the shoulder, call it tapitio!! lol!!
  • $$$
    Just waiting on this lil bitch to catch another seizure and die, he don't suffocate on Birdman dick 1st.
  • Bobyahed2dis
    Lil tunechi is the god mc. He's that dude that rakim, nas and Krs one strive to be in their music. Even Kendrick. Lamar based gkmc of weezys style.
    • Anonymous
      How does Wayne's dick taste, lying dickrider?
  • Anonymous
    fucking faggot that kiss his boss and drake fuck that shit this is not hip hop it samething fuck up
  • Dragon Slayer 8
    Top 5 Dead or Alive: Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Soulja Boy, 2 Chainz and a tie between Chief Keef or Lil B
    • Anonymous
      Top 5 worst
  • Anonymous
    "this faggot needs to put a gun in his mouth & pull the trigger." ^ "No man would ever say that about another man period. This is obviously a little 12 year old boy posting comments off his moms computer. You have a lot of growing up to do if you wanna make it in this world" ^ You're right. A black man never wish death on another black man. A black man never kills another black man. *claps*
  • COCA
    NIGGA ON THAT MILEY
  • Real nigga
    Get that Animal Ambition by 50 cent its what the streets been waiting on
  • Haha
    Lil Wayne once said Geese Erection
  • ok, ok
    has succeeded in building interest in at least one music listener.
  • Anonymous
    I have a c u have a ar call it a car haha lol
    • Will
      Lol the eloquent musings of a master wordsmith.
  • Anonymous
    I got a gate u got a col call it Colgate
    • Kingpin Nikka
      I move caine like I'm a cripple.
  • imho
    just stop talking about pussy so much.. we get it your 'straight' and like 'woman'..move on.
    • Anonymous
      nope we get it he's insecure
    • Birdman
      Weezy GIVE ME SOME SUGAR
  • Anonymous
    Young money flop 35k lmfao
  • Mr. Tibbs
    Lil Wayne putting more thought into his rhymes? Lol!!!! This nigga think talking about eating pussy is thought provoking. If this nigga can't say the first thing that comes to mind then the second will be way worse than the first. I can qute Jigga hot bars all day but I can quote one hot bar from this dude. I'm glad your throwing in the towel. That Emmitt Till line was tasteless.
    • Anonymous
      "Blind eyes could look at me and see the truth / Wonder if Stevie do? But I'mma leave it toGod, not Beaver, neither you / Cause I'mma murder Y, kill O and even U" ...dont hate on wayne, hes a vernacular beast.....just not in the last 5 years
    • Anonymous
      I know this nikka wack as fuck but he still got some great songs, listen to Georgia Bush for example.
  • Anonymous
    He just said a bunch of vague bullshit...what exactly is he being more careful about? How he words things? Misogyny in his lyrics? Creativity with his lines/punchlines? Some rappers are terrible at speaking on and/or explaining what they're up to.
    • Anonymous
      lmao what you expect? they rappers, not no damn philosophers holdin ph.d's
    • Dynamite
      Your right. He probably should have posted all of his lyrics too so fans have nothing to anticipate, right? Its called building buzz around the album... so that you, Anonymous, could post what you just posted and now, people are talking about it. #musicmarketing101
    • Anonymous
      ^ Nice job taking what I said and blowing it up like I expect a dude to spoil his whole album. The point I'm making is he isn't even hinting if he's being more mature, or avoiding saying plain stupid shit, or whatever...face it, some rappers are not articulate.
  • Johnny Blaze
    to all yall that say wayne aint hip hop need to learn music bruh...carter 1 was dope, carter 2 was in my opinion a classic, carter 3 could have been a classic if it didnt have those shitty radio singles like "lollipop", carter 4 has the dopest guest appearences maybe ever.....ill agree that everything after carter 4 was complete garbage, but that dont mean he cant comeback hard with carter 5....wayne is a legend in my book even if he hasnt made a good song in 3 or 4 years...if your sick of the new wayne, listen to his old shit...look up "1st key" Dr Carter" shoot me down" huster musik" or my favorite wayne song of all time "something you forgot"....in other words, i could give a fuck if right now he rapps worse than Dylon, he has made more of a contribution to hip hop then any motherfucker thats gonna reply to this article with negativity
    • Anonymous
      Groupie alert.
    • Will
      Don't push it...no one spits hot fire like Dylon!!!!
    • Johnny Blaze
      I aint no groupie motherfucker, just a dude who loves good music...lil wayne isnt even in my top 50 favorite rappers...but i know enough about hip hop to know that this dude has made some insanely good music...doesnt matter if it came out yesterday or 100 years ago, good music is goos music
    • Will
      The Carter 2 and 3 were both classics. People are quick to forget that based off of Wayne's recent work. But I don't know about The Carter 4 having the dopest guest features ever. Nas did kill his feature though.
    • Anonymous
      If it dont have the dopest features, then its next in line. Nas had the best verse on the album , Jadakiss killed it, Tech N9ne went hard as usual, bun b killed it, a very rare Andre 3k guest appearance, cory gunz aint bad...shit, even drakes bitchass put up a badass verse...wayne might have been the worst raper on the album haha
  • Anonymous
    Wayne seems to have a clearer mind these days than he did 5-10 years ago. Maybe the lil homie stopped taking so many drugs haha
  • fuck lil wayne
    this faggot needs to put a gun in his mouth & pull the trigger. anybody who dares to defend this phony piece of shit should follow suit.
    • Anonymous
      obviously a jealous hateful white nerd. no black man would ever say something like that about a brother.
    • Anonymous
      No man would ever say that about another man period. This is obviously a little 12 year old boy posting comments off his moms computer. You have a lot of growing up to do if you wanna make it in this world
    • Anonymous
      Nah fuck that. I second that shit. I'm a grown college graduate, own my car and my own home and I definitely second this clown shooting himself AGAIN.
    • Anonymous
      whoa he graduated college AND owns his own car?
    • Will
      He owns a home too! Ladies and gentleman, we may be talking to the next Bill Gates.
  • caya
    lil wayne suck man
  • NM
    Now that is the wayne i want to see...a motivated wayne
  • Anonymous
    HOW BOUT A NEW ALBUM TITLE YOU UNCREATIVE FUCK,
    • Dragon Slayer 8
      .....how dare you!
    • jg
      Why you hating on Lil Tunechi the GOD MC.
    • Anonymous
      Wayne ain't no mc. Hes a muppet baby pop star kissing men on the lips.