Lil Wayne’s Carter V didn’t drop at midnight and the Twitterverse went berserk, even our userbase won’t let go of the incessant narrative (I don’t blame ’em). A few hip hop websites sent a mock cover into circulation, then celeb gossip specialist Perez Hilton circulated the same cover piece, the same Perez Hilton who prematurely announced that Carter V would be Weezy’s last before retirement, this back in 2014. Who’s to say his prediction won’t stand the test of time. At this rate, 

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It goes without saying that a big part of the buzz is based around the repressed status of the album, stemming from Weezy’s bust-up with Cash Money founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams, which saw the album sent to a waiting shed next to Tyga’s unpublished work. Not to mention, Carter V is part of a historically important series of albums, excluding Carter IV which fell short of expectations. This is how the Internet reacted to the misfire.

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These users pointed to the eternal waiting game Lil Wayne’s fans have been forced to endure, well before this banner year. Looking back, Lil Wayne normally gives his fans a standing “eight count” before he releases any project materials

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Amidst the calamity, Young Money passed by with a troll-like promo, while everyone was losing their sh*t (I might add!).

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Thanks to “John Rich” we now have a precise timeline of the Carter V drought. 

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Don’t get gassed over nothing.