After reporting that Tha Carter IV gets pushed back, today Mel Smith, Cash Money Records Senior Vice President of Promotion, announces that Tha Carter IV has been pushed forward from Auguest 29th to August 22nd.
A couple of weeks ago, Wayne’s collaboration with Swizz Beatz titled “Dear Anne (Stan Part 2)” hit the internet and found the charismatic Miami transplant pledging devotion to his number one fan. And while Weezy says he’s heard accolades from his real life fans as well as his Young Money camp, Lil Tunechi isn’t sold that the song will make the cut for his August 29 release Tha Carter IV.
“That was actually a record for Tha Carter III that just leaked,” Wayne told XXL last week in Miami’s Hit Factory. “It leaked out and everybody’s thinking that it’s going on Tha Carter IV ’cause I was actually gonna put it on Tha Carter IV . But I had been listening to it and didn’t like it. I don’t like it ‘cause the song, all the verses are old. And me being a perfectionist, I hate going with old verses.”
Wayne’s right hand man Mack Maine and manager Cortez Bryant have expressed different sentiments. “Mack and Tez and them, they love it,” he said. “They be like ‘Man, you trippin, you killed it.’ I be like, ‘Did you hear what I just said? I don’t wanna do that anymore.’ But I heard that the ‘Anne’ song has been getting buzzed up and everybody’s buzzin’ about it so it might end up one of those you might have to put on the album, you know what I mean. But I ain’t trippin’ on it like that; I don’t like the song. I love the beat; I love the idea. I don’t like my execution. I don’t like what I did, I don’t like how I delivered on it. The idea that I had for it, I didn’t accomplish that, what I thought I was gonna do. ‘Cause I was tryna make it a situation song. And I just don’t like it.”