Lil Wayne’s Artwork for ‘Carter V’ Leaked By Kobe Bryant (Updated)

By Shannon Carlin

UPDATE: Turns out the pic isn’t the actual album cover of Carter V. According to Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant, Kobe’s tweet was nothing more than an image to “let [Lil Wayne] fans know that CarterV season is here.”


Lil Wayne has been a little cagey on the details of his upcoming album, but thanks to one L.A. Laker, fans have an idea of what the cover art for his next album, Carter V, looks like.

Yes, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant revealed the cover for Wayne’s upcoming album in a tweet yesterday (April 28) that simply stated, “Carter V season begins,” along with a red and white photo of the prospective cover, which features the words Cash Money Records and Young Money at the bottom.

Wayne has managed to keep pretty quiet about his next release, letting others do the work for him. But he did confirm Kobe’s message by retweeting it.

The first confirmation of Wayne’s album was given by Drake, who revealed, off the cuff, in February that Wayne was in fact working on the fifth installment in his Carter series.

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The album is scheduled to be released May 5, though that has not been officially announced, and will reportedly be his last. Though he did tell MTV that he’d reconsider his retirement. “25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this,” he said.

The basketball fan, along with fellow rappers Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill, also spoke out against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whose racist comments were revealed over the weekend.

“If I was a Clippers fan, I wouldn’t be one anymore,” Wayne said in a video. “It’s that simple.”



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