Lil Wayne Explains Why Drake Isn't Featured On 'Tha Carter V'

By Peyton Blakemore

October 4, 2018

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Turns out, Drake was actually supposed to be featured on Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V album. (Talk about a missed opportunity!)

While speaking about his highly anticipated album in his hometown of New Orleans, Wayne revealed what happened behind the scenes to cause the world to miss out on another Drake and Wayne hit.  “He has a song that didn’t get cleared,” the "Mona Lisa" rapper explained. “The clearances man. The clearances man. People be trippin' when they find out who it is and when they find out what the song’s subject is about." he added. "You really don't know why they say no [but] that's my opinion of why they say no...I think it's because it's me.” 

Last month, before the release of Carter V, the 36-year-old rapper joked about taking his protégés Drake and Nicki Minaj's spots on the charts with the album. “They all the way -- they got it,” he told Billboard. “They know how to make them joints that y’all going to be runnin’ to." Adding with a laugh, "I’m coming straight at Drake’s and Nicki’s neck. I’m talkin’ ’bout machetes. I’ma out-sing Drake, I’ma date Nicki. It’s goin’ down.” While Weezy's comments were all in good fun, it seems Tha Carter V is on track to at least match the success of both Nicki and Drake as the album has gotten rave reviews and continues to break records.

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As fans know, Wayne dropped the fifth installment of his Carter series at the stroke of midnight on September 28.  Weezy's long-awaited 13th studio album features bars from Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter, and that's just naming a few. One of the most special features on the 23-track project is from the late XXXTentacion, who was gunned down outside a motorsports store on June 18. The 20-year-old rapper's posthumous verse is on the album's second track, "Don't Cry."

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