Carter V season is upon us! After hearing a snippet of his upcoming Mannie Fresh-produced single earlier today, we now have what appears to be Lil Wayne’s album cover for his highly-anticipated Carter V album.

Allowing the news to be released by Kobe Bryant on twitter (yes the Lakers guard), Weezy releases a more simplistic cover for his "last" album. Taking a different approach than his previous inked out childhood picture, Weezy delivers an all white cover, featuring a large red V in the middle of it to emphasize his 5th instalment. Nothing too special, but hopefully the music makes up for it.

There's still no real confirmation if this is the official artwork, but we do know Kobe and Wayne have had a past together, so this very well could be it. If not, it at least means something is coming soon, maybe the first single?

The album originally had a May 5th release date, but has been since pushed back, and is awaiting a new date. I wouldn't be surprised to see Weezy give little or no notice at all and pull and Beyonce/Cudi on us. Just a thought however.

Check out the possible album cover in the gallery above (or below), and let us know what ya think of it?


[Update: Confirmed As Official Art]

When Kobe Bryant tweeted an image that bore the title of Lil Wayne's upcoming album, Tha Carter V, speculation arose over whether it was the official cover art, or simply a promotional graphic.

When Weezy then retweeted it with the caption, "Believe Me", it seemed as though it could definitely be the case.

Lil Wayne's official Facebook page has now confirmed that the image is in fact the official cover. View the post below.

Carter V is due out later this year.

[Update: Wayne's Manager Confirms It's NOT The Cover Art]

While Lil Wayne's official Facebook page claimed differently this morning, the rapper's manager, Cortez Bryant now confirms that the image tweeted by Kobe Bryant is not the offical cover art for Tha Carter V.