Lil Wayne finally released his long-awaited album Tha Carter V on Friday then stopped by “The Tonight Show” Tuesday to talk about it.
The 36-year-old, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was asked about the legal reasons behind the four-year delay. It was previously reported that Wayne and Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman had a very heated fallout.
Wayne insisted: “It’s business. When I say I’m an artist, I mean I’m so into what I’m doing every day, into my craft, that when I have to go too far into something else, I put somebody else in charge of it.
“When somebody else in charge of it messes up, then everything blows up. We just needed the debris to clear.”
The musician also insisted he “doesn’t write,” telling the talk-show host: “I just go in [the studio] and how I’m feeling that day is how it goes.”
When asked how he memorizes his lyrics, Wayne then said: “Your guys are so so kind, so generous.
“They typed up my lyrics for me, and so I’m back there studying them right now.”
Watch Lil Wayne perform “Dedicate” in the clip below: