Lil Wayne explains his "older and wiser" approach to his new album.
Lil Wayne caused quite a controversy with his choice of words on Future's "Karate Chop" remix last year, causing quite an uproar with a tasteless reference to the brutal murder of Emmett Till. Whether or not it's influenced by the reaction to that particular line, Wayne is apparently trying his best to watch his mouth on his upcoming album, Tha Carter V.
In an interview with MTV, Weezy explained that his perspective has changed with age, commenting on his approach to his new album. "I say it's different, because I'm older and wiser, and I know more things and I know more about myself now," he said.
"I'm more careful about what I'm doing and trying to be more careful about what I'm saying," offered the Cash Money rapper, who now has to act as his own editor. "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," he said. "Well now, I'm those people, and I'm telling me what I should do and what I shouldn't say."
Despite the self-censoring, Weezy was confident that his longtime fans will be happy with the project. "It's awesome; it's coming together dope," he said. "I think the Wayne fans are gonna like it. I hope so."