Lil Wayne’s comeback is in full swing.
Less than a week after releasing Tha Carter V, the Young Money founder returns to Tidal’s CRWN series for an in-depth conversation with Elliott Wilson. The sit-down went down now in Weezy’s hometown of New Orleans, and marks the rapper’s first live interview since he dropped Tha Carter V, and his first CRWN appearance since 2014, when he dished about his dispute with Birdman and the long-awaited album’s frustrating delays.
The conversation touched on a wide range of topics, including the long journey to Tha Carter's fifth installment. Speaking on why Drake was not featured on the album, Wayne responded that it was because of clearance issues. "He has a song," Wayne said. "It didn’t get cleared. People be tripping man."
On the subject of XXXTentacion, who is featured on the track "Don't Cry," Weezy said he didn't know who he was until he listened to the song and divulged that the idea to feature XXX came from Mack Maine. Weezy also talked about his Kendrick Lamar collab "Mona Lisa" and his working relationship with Swizz Beatz.
You can watch the CRWN episode now in the video above or at the platform's website.