At 30 years young, Lil Wayne has decided that his time to retire will be after his upcoming album ‘Tha Carter V.’
The Cash Money Records star revealed his plans to bow out of the rap game, in a recent interview with MTV’s Sway Colloway. Although fans are very sad at the news, Wayne as assured that his retirement would come after the release of two albums – ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ and ‘Carter V.’
Tunechi is set to release, ‘I Am Not a Human Being II’ on February 19. The follow-up to the 2010 original includes contributions from David Banner (“Sh** Stains”), StreetRunner, Kane Beatz, Cool & Dre, and three dark records with Juicy J (“Itchy”, “Walk,” and “Trippy Kid”).
Wayne previously said Kanye West would be involved. However, he cleared that up. “He didn’t do any music on this album, but ‘Ye is actually packaging my album,” he revealed. “It was his idea. I was like ‘Ok, whatever.’ “I’ma let ‘Ye do what he do. As long as it ain’t nothing out the box crazy. ‘Ye is ‘Ye, he’s a genius.”
“I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old. That’s a long time,” said Wayne. “I’d like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. When I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only. Music is sometimes not that it.”
While Lil Wayne will be giving up music, he says, professionally, he still has big plans: skateboarding.
“I’d be a skater/sports analyst” he said of an ideal future profession. “My day job will probably be sports analyst and I’ll skate all night instead of being in the studio all night.”
Lil Wayne has enjoyed skateboarding as a hobby since he was a child. His passion for the sport has grown over the years, which has caused the star to open up several of his own skate parks. The sport is also the inspiration behind his clothing line ‘Trukfit’.
Another potential reason Wayne might be leaving music is his health. The rapper also reveled that he is on seizure medication following his health scare last month. While talking to MTV, he got a little worried when the room got a bit stuffy. “Please let them know that I have an air unit, but because of the sound, they don’t want the air on, so it’s super hot in here,” he said. “I don’t want ya’ll to think I’m on nothing, man. I’m on seizure medicine. That’s all.”
Although Wayne has had a stellar career, he’s realistic about the fact that he might not always be at the top of the rap game. ”I signed my contract at 11, I went platinum at 14. I’m 30 now. Thank God I haven’t put out an album that hasn’t went platinum,” he said. “To just keep it goin’ like that, I think not only am I being greedy, I’m fooling myself to think that it will continue to be that great.”
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