Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape has been delayed again.
The rapper was expected to release the mixtape on August 30, but fans who waited up at 12 am on Thursday found nothing, MTV reported. Now it appears the tape will come out September 3.
Dedication 4 had already been pushed back once, with the original release date scheduled for August 16. Lil Wayne decided to hold off on that date so his friend 2 Chainz’s album Based On A T.R.U. Story could get the spotlight instead, MTV reported at the time.
Lil Wayne explained his reasoning after he performed a show in New York City:
“I know I was supposed to drop that Dedication 4 tonight — but listen, my homeboy 2 Chainz just dropped his album yesterday [August 14]. That’s my real, real, real good homeboy right there and I refuse to put any attention on me when the spotlight, everybody’s eyes, everybody’s attention and everybody’s focus should be on my n—a 2 Chainz’s albumBased On A T.R.U. Story. So therefore I ain’t giving you b—–s Dedication 4 yet. I’ma give it to ya’ll in another week or so. But I ain’t gonna lie, I ain’t finished that mother—er. I’ve been skating and sh–, falling and sh– and all that type of sh–, but I’ll give it to you like, next week. Stop trippin’ pimp.”
The second delay came with less warning. Fans waiting throughout the day for Dedication 4, with speculation that it would be released at 3 p.m. But as they kept track of the landing page for the mixtape, Lil Wayne’s fans saw the same message all day: “Dedication 4 is currently unavailable.”
Though it took a few more hours than fans expected, Bread over Bed finally found the real answer for Dedication 4‘s release day. The blog reported that it will be out September 3 at 12 pm.