Mack Maine Gives Reasons Behind Lil Wayne's "Carter IV" Delay

The Young Money president reveals why Wayne's upcoming album is pushed back, and gives fans a new release date.

As previously reported, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV was pushed back to a June release date.

Mack Maine has revealed that the album will now hit stores on June 21, and that the reason behind the delay is Wayne's need to place finishing touches on the LP.

"He's still perfecting a few things, he's a perfectionist ... changing a few lines," said Mack Maine to MTV News. "We also have a huge record that wasn't done yet. We're in L.A. right now. We have a little studio time and it should be done probably by Monday."

Maine also pointed to waiting on collaborators as a reason for delay. "If you calculate all of that, by the time we would've finished mixing, we wouldn't have met the [original] due date to turn in the album," he added. "So we had to push it back."


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  • dupa

    august good month r.e.d and carter 4 but im bangin hell the sequel

  • Zayya Xodus

    AceTre Promotions SMG/Involved Records under UNIVERSAL we come'n!!!

  • brian

    TECH mothafuckin N9NE.... he's gonna fuckin murk wayne on that track real talk

  • jason

    No wonder KRS-One calls Wayne the dopest MC in the game. No wonder Busta Rhymes calls Wayne the God MC. Weezy = hip-hop GOD

  • Sedy

    Who cares! Hiphop is getting more gay and gay nowdays. - drake - lil wanye - kanye - ice cube first rapping about burn hollywood burn and now making wack ass family movies. I thougth you said burn hollywood burn Cube???? - Ice T rapping about copkiller and now playing a cop in LA Law - Lil B calling his album I; m Gay - 50 Cent signing Pauly D and doing songs with Justin Timberlake. I thought you was hardcore 50 - Snoop doing songs with Willy Nelson and Katy perry. - rappers like Game and Rick ross fabricated a fake image of being gangsta and so on!

    • murda mitten

      all true except for willie nelson part. hes a boss

    • hellrazor

      you forgot to mention soulja boy, gucci mane who tatted an ice cream cone on his face (looks like a cock with 3 balls), t-pain, auto tune, skinny jeans and oh yeah, ice-t's on law & order: SVU. still i'd rather watch that show over everything else i listed.

  • deziboy5150

    serious question: is there any rapper who doesnt get there album pushed back? why even say its finna b out a certain day knownin damn well it wont. oh well.

  • Anonymous

    push your album back and go to jail you ugly ass midget!!!!

  • Mandy Sandy

    da reason it's gettin delayed people iz dat da album suckz and there tryin 2 make it suck even more. and there waitin 4 jay-z! 2 come 2 da studio to slay lil gayne again wit anotha epic verse. RNGMB BITCH! FUCK CMFMB! (cum money/fag money ballickaz)

  • bballslim42

    Can't wait till June 21. I can get a new Frisbee and a rollin' tray for $11.99.

  • nice

    this album is going to be epic definately my top 5 most looking forward to this year



  • joke

    i agree with ya. Wayne is a wackass, wannabe gangsta, faggot!

  • Anonymous

    $WonDough$ is on the prowl for some old money, young money. It dont matter which won

    • lol

      Your are by far the worst i ever heard, thought id listen on youtube. WOW. You are bad, you know your bad when comments need approval. GIVE UP!

  • Anonymous

    who cares get the fuck out with your wack shit. wanye has the moste horrible voice ever and only 12 years old like wanye

    • jason

      Hey dumbass, YOU said that no one was checking for him in 98/99. That's why he responded by saying he sold a million copies. Idiot

    • Anonymous

      @ JOE6PACKNCGBOR336 its not about album sales its about MUSIC!!!! Albumsales has nothing to do with quality. imean mC Hammer sold 11 million albums!!!!!


      he sold a million copies in 98/99 people was checking for him the dude done blew up like twice is just now hes bigger the hes ever been i rocks with the lil nig and i never like the block is hot never brought it

    • Anonymous

      @ Hahah: be honest he's got a horrible voice. and back in 1998/1999 nobody was checking for him and now people act if he is top 5 dead or alive.. Did lil wayne make a ready to die or illmatic? Hell no! So why are people acting if he is that good. he is just as fake as rick ross. this dude was already rapping when he was 15 years old so when did he do all that gangsta shit? When he was 10? lol.

    • Hahah

      I'm not 12 and I like Wayne. WHY HATE?


    that lil nig showed yall how changing a line or two can make a difference on NINO BROWN PT2 C4

  • Santiago Wu MugShot Irigoyen

    "A PREFECTIONIST:???? HAHAHAHHAHA wat a joke... wayne is horrible

  • jason

    Weezy F God is Top 5 rapper of all time. An absolute genius and legend.

    • jason

      Only 4 rappers are legitimately above Lil Wayne on the all-time list: Eminem, Big, Pac, Nas. Lil Wayne >>> everyone else. One of the greatest rappers to ever breathe into a microphone. A hip-hop GOD

    • hellrazor

      jason, you still yearnin for wayne to bust a nut in your face? biatch!

    • Anonymous

      both you fags listen to some shit ass rappers. KING WEEZYUS 4 LIFE

    • NJ

      @unclesam Do you even know what ironic means? Because it certainly don't seem like it. @Jason Shut up he ain't that good.

    • unclesam

      I hope that comment was ironic. If not, there is something terribly, terribly wrong with you.

  • phillip

    oops i meant If I Die* Today

  • phillip

    they are in LA doing a "huge" record. who wants to bet that Dr. Dre is somehow affiliated with this "huge" record? as long as there's no more records like "If I Day Today" on the album, i think it'll be good. just wish he'd go back to Carter 2 style. that is by far his best album

  • Jesus

    "uhhh yeah we did a major hit song noones every done before and its gonna smash summer, its called "Lollipops" ya remember that little track two years ago? well heres the sequel... well.. wayne changed a verse. and used more auto-tune, but....its uhm... dope? dont fire me Wheezy i said what you wanted"

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