In an interview with Billboard (which also featured Mannie Fresh, which is interesting in itself), Birdman said that — despite current issues — Lil Wayne’s long, loooong-awaited album will finally drop in 2017:

[The Carter V], which Lil Wayne claims to be his last album, has been in captivity since the rapper took to Twitter in December 2014, revealing that the project hasn’t been released because “Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it.”

Birdman echoed the same message he offered on Travis Scott’s Beats 1 show in January when asked for The Carter V’s release date. “You will get it this year,” he said. “Me and Wayne will be aight. I’ma make that work. That’s my son and I love him, and we’ll make it happen.”

Fresh, who was able to reunite Wayne and Birdman on wax with “Hate” also featuring Juvenile last year, says he would like a re-do of his contributions to the album because of the delayed release. “I have some songs on Tha Carter V but if I hear a song five times, I don’t like it no more. I’m ready to do new music,” he added. “I think my songs should be revamped. I don’t know what the other songs are but I don’t like the songs that I did because it took too long to come out.”

Check out the full interview here. In related news, we might also be seeing a Big Tymers reunion as well.

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