Perhaps being on seizure medication has made Lil Wayne think a little bit about slowing down and changing his lifestyle. Speaking to MTV's Sway Calloway, Weezy revealed he has plans of retiring after the release of his final album, Tha Carter V.
It really does feel as though Lil Wayne has been around forever, but he's still only 30 so these plans to retire come as something of a shock to fans. To be fair to him, he was signed at the age of just 11 to Cash Money Records, and since then has released ten studio albums, 11 mixtapes and appeared on countless records in collaboration with other artists. He's had a good run.
"Man, I've been rappin' since I was 8 years old. I'm 30 now, man. That's a long time, man." he told Calloway. "I signed my contract at 11, I went platinum at 14. I'm 30 now. Thank God I haven't put out an album that hasn't went platinum. To just keep it goin' like that, I think not only am I being greedy, I'm fooling myself to think that it will continue to be that great."
So what's next on the cards? "My day job will probably be sports analyst and I'll skate all night instead of being in the studio all night." He said, qualifying the choice: "Skating is a world, it's a world... it's a life, it's a world, it's, it's own and I didn't know that... I thought it was four wheels and piece of wood. I didn't know that. Now I know it's a world and I just wanna be vital in that world." Apparently, he's started putting the 'wheels' into motion, "My big brother Nelly and I... him and I we got a sports show coming out," he revealed. "We don't have a station, we're just doin' it ourselves right now." Do you think this is all a good idea? Let us know below.