Photos of the Year: 2010
NOV. 6: After spending 8 months behind bars at Rikers Island jail, Lil Wayne joined Young Money protégé Drake at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas for a performance of "Miss Me."

Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated upcoming "Tha Carter IV" album finally has a release date: May 16.

Lil Wayne sat down with MTV News right before the kick-off performance of his I Am Still Music tour in Rhode Island last night (March 16) and declared, "'Tha Carter IV' is done. All they need to do is tell Tez [manager Cortez Bryant] to stop sitting on it."

Lil Wayne Kicks Off I Am Still Music Tour in Rhode Island

Bryant, who was in attendance, during the interview yelled out "May 16," a date which Weezy confirmed. "It can come tomorrow 'cause I'm so finished, but you know Tez likes to sit on stuff... 'Tha Carter IV' will be dropping May 16. If you're not doing anything, do me."