Lil Wayne sat down with media veteran Elliot Wilson in his hometown of New Orleans for the latest installment of TIDAL's #CRWN interview series Wednesday night (Oct. 3). Weezy discussed why Drake was left off Tha Carter V, notching an XXXTentacion feature, mending his relationship with Birdman and much more.
The 504 native chalked up Drizzy's lack of involvement with the heavily anticipated LP to clearance issues. "He had a song that didn't get cleared," he said while alluding to songs like "Believe Me" that were meant to be C5 singles. "People be tripping when they find out who it is or when they found out what the subject of the song is about. They don't want that to represent their names. You really don't know why they say no, but that's my opinion."
Wayne went on to admit he "didn't know" who XXXTentacion was prior to having him on the project, which was all Mack Maine's idea. Weezy's right hand also had the responsibility of putting the album's track list together in an orderly fashion. The 36-year-old says they thought about releasing a "40-track" album and he even has another project's worth of content waiting in the wings.