Martin Shkreli Assures Lil Wayne He Won’t Leak ‘Tha Carter V’
Lil Wayne's highly anticipated-unreleased album Tha Carter V being in the possession of pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is still somewhat of a mystery, and surely causing some issues in the Weezy camp. But Tune can sleep a little better now that the pharmaceutical dealer has given his word that he will not leak the project.
According to TMZ, the NOLA rapper's camp contacted Shkreli, who also owns Wu Tang Clan's million dollar album, on Thursday (Jan. 5), in an attempt to make sure that no more samples would be floating around. Shkreli uploaded a sample of the album on social media a few weeks back. The site says Martin gave them his word that he wouldn't preview any more tracks off the album, and told them he believes he is in possession of the only copy.
After announcing his purchase to the world two days before Christmas, and having the album authenticated by Wayne's camp a few days later, Shkreli gave some insight into how he got his hands on the long-awaited release during an interview with DJ Akademiks.
“I do have what I believe to be a two-CD, authentic, Carter V final product mixed down,” said Shkreli. “Nobody knows what Tha Carter V is. If fact, nobody can say until Lil Wayne says, ‘This is Tha Carter V. He’s controlling it. If he says, ‘You know what? That two-CD thing that Martin has? I’m gonna add some stuff. I’m gonna take a track off and put in five more.’ If he says that’s Tha Carter V, then that’s Tha Carter V, it’s his call. Not my call.”
As far as who he got it from, he only revealed him or her as "the seller," but he believes the purchase is totally legal. “I believe that the sale is legal,” he said. “Criminal law? Forget it … I don’t believe that Lil Wayne could sue me. I don’t believe Birdman can sue me. I don’t think Universal could sue me. It’s a legal sale.”
Despite the leak, Birdman has revealed that the album will see the light of day. “It’s definitely coming out,” he said in a recent interview when asked about the status of the LP. “The situation with me and my son, I’m going to put it all behind us and just let it move forward,” he added.
Mack Maine also recently revealed that Wayne has an album titled Velvet, that is coming soon.
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