Lil Wayne Retirement: Rapper Says ‘Carter V’ Will Be His Final Album

Lil Wayne has announced his plans for retirement, according to Atlanta Blackstar.

Born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., the rapper recorded his first album Tha Block Is Hot way back in 1999. Since then, Lil Wayne has released eight more studio albums and nearly a dozen official mixtapes. The artist has also appeared on numerous compilations. His next musical effort, I Am Not a Human Being II, is due out in February of 2013.

Lil Wayne announced his plans for retirement during a recent interview. The rapper explained that Carter V will ultimately be his final album.

“I know y’all want me around for a little bit, and ‘Carter V’ is my last album,” he explained. “Man, I’ve been rappin’ since I was 8 years old. I’m 30 now, man. That’s a long time, man.”

He added, “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.”

According to MTV News, Lil Wayne’s retirement plans include entering the world of sports analysis and spending a lot of time on a skateboard.

“I’d be a skater/sports analyst,” the rapper explained. “My day job will probably be sports analyst and I’ll skate all night instead of being in the studio all night.”

Wayne’s career in the world of sports may be include his brother Nelly. The two are apparently working on a television program at this very moment.

“My big brother Nelly and I … him and I we got a sports show coming out,” Lil Wayne said. “We don’t have a station, we’re just doin’ it ourselves right now.”

Are you sad to hear that Lil Wayne has announced his plans for retirement?