Speaking with Miami radio station 99 Jamz, the Cash Money president assured that the release is ready for early next year and addressed the delays.
“He’s touching up the album and about to start another special project for the people,” he said. “I can’t give a definitive date [for Carter V]. I can just say first quarter for sure. We’re still in talks right now, trying to get the plans together. The industry shuts down towards the end of the year anyway. It’s coming out. Don’t get it twisted like it’s not coming out…He wants it out, the fans want it out.”
When asked if Baby and Cash Money have delayed the release, Mack Maine said that behind-the-scenes work has been the reason for the wait.
“It’s a lot of stuff that goes on with putting an album out,” he said. “It’s way more behind-the-scenes that goes on with deadlines and stuff like that. Everybody should want this album to be out anyway in any company. It’s actually four companies involved in it: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal, and we have a solid partner that we haven’t announced yet. We’re gonna put it out a special way this time.”
Mack Maine also touched on the perceived beef between Lil Wayne and the label and said, “It’s just some business that’s gon’ need to be handled.”
“Everybody has their breaking point,” he said. “I support Wayne 1,000 percent. I feel like this matter will get resolved. Period. If I’m still around it’ll be resolved.”
During the interview Mack Maine also addressed Tyga’s status at the label, Pusha T’s recent Tweets inviting Lil Wayne to G.O.O.D. music, and more.
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