Following the leak of his collaboration with Swizz Beatz “Dear Anne” last week, Lil Wayne admits he isn’t really feeling it. The Young Money rapper told XXLMag.com that the song was originally intended for inclusion on his smash album Tha Carter III and then for Tha Carter IV.
“That was actually a record for Tha Carter III that just leaked,” he said. “It leaked out and everybody’s thinking that it’s going on Tha Carter IV ’cause I was actually gonna put it on Tha Carter IV. But I had been listening to it and didn’t like it. I don’t like it ‘cause the song, all the verses are old. And me being a perfectionist, I hate going with old verses.”
Weezy explained that Cash Money’s Mack Maine and his manager Cortez Bryant encouraged him to keep it. “They be like ‘Man, you trippin, you killed it.’ I be like, ‘Did you hear what I just said? I don’t wanna do that anymore.’ But I heard that the ‘Anne’ song has been getting buzzed up and everybody’s buzzin’ about it so it might end up one of those you might have to put on the album, you know what I mean.
Looking back on how he approached recording the song, he isn’t feeling his own lyrics. “But I ain’t trippin’ on it like that; I don’t like the song. I love the beat; I love the idea. I don’t like my execution. I don’t like what I did, I don’t like how I delivered on it. The idea that I had for it, I didn’t accomplish that, what I thought I was gonna do. ‘Cause I was tryna make it a situation song. And I just don’t like it.”