Lil Wayne reiterated his intentions to retire during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night (June 11). “I want to retire after Tha Carter V, which I hope would be my last album,” Wayne says during the interview.
But the YMCMB boss, who has discussed retiring before, didn’t specify when Tha Carter V is arriving. “My next album isn’t Tha Carter V because I think I have to work on other albums with my pop Birdman and things like that. But, after Tha Carter V, I hope I can retire.”
Kimmel then asked Wayne what he would do when he did retire. “Everything that I’ve never had a chance to do,” Wayne says. “Regular stuff. Drive your car down the street…Things like spend quality time with my kids.”
Wayne and Kimmel then shared a laugh when Wayne couldn’t remember the title of the book his teenage daughter wrote with Birdman’s teenage daughter. Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter wrote Paparazzi Princesses with Birdman’s daugther Bria Williams. The book was released June 4.
The conversation was more serious when Kimmel asked Wayne about his recent rash of seizures. Wayne, who referred to his seizures as “a private medical matter that I’ve been dealing with my whole life,” says one of the seizures was particularly problematic. “That one was serious because the house that I was in has an upstairs and a downstairs,” Wayne says. “I was upstairs and my homies were downstairs and they didn’t even know that I was up there seizing. One of them just was like, ‘You know, he hadn’t come down in a minute,’ and they came up there.”
When Kimmel asked Wayne if he was going to have a “homie on alert” in case he had another seizure, Wayne laughed before responding. “I’ve taken those steps and a whole bunch of other steps,” Lil Wayne says, “to make sure that everything’s perfect.”