Lil’ Wayne graces the cover of XXL’s August/September issue and had plenty to talk about in his cover story with Jeff Weiss. The YMCMB rapper talks about his upcoming album Tha Carter V, working with Drake and Nicki Minaj, and the current state of hip-hop. See what he had to say below and hit the jump for more.
On Tha Carter V:
I was feeling the success of ‘Tha Carter I.’ I felt like people wanted to hear me. I was amped to do that, but then ‘Tha Carter III’? I don’t know what happened. It was amazing. And then ‘Tha Carter IV’ was just unexplainable, and now this one here, there’s no words. I just hope everyone likes it.
I’m always feeling like I ain’t done shit. I’m still nervous about ‘Tha Carter V’… I’m confident about what I do, but I’m still nervous about what people think.