Lil Wayne

The rapper's delayed, highly anticipated mixtape may still arrive on Friday night.

Lil Wayne's new mixtape will be a little late to the party.

In a message on YoungMoney.com, the label announced "Dedication 5" had been pushed back for a "short period" for finishing touches and an additional track -- according to Mack Maine's Twitter account, only by "a few hours."

The DJ Drama-hosted tape had been expected to debut on Friday at 5 p.m. EST. The series' previous installment, "Dedication 4," was released in September 2012 after experiencing its own late-summer delays.