Lil Wayne has confirmed his upcoming 11th solo album with be his last. The rap star has previously hinted he is ready to retire, but now he has announced his next record, "Tha Carter V," will be his final solo endeavour. He tells MTV.com, "I personally plan on this being my final solo album, yes and it's definitely the final 'Carter' album. It's the final 'Carter' album. It's stopping at five." The fifth installment of his album series is due out in May, and Wayne insists he will only hit the recording studio alone again in the future if he is offered a big payday. He adds, "Twenty five to 35 million [dollars] would get me to do another solo album after this." Last year, the 31-year-old told Katie Couric, "I know I'll be able to retire at 35, because I am so ready to retire now." The superstar will continue to make guest appearances on other artists' tracks and will focus on running his own label, Cash Money Records.
Sidebar: That's what I'm talking about 35 and retired. Wow, if only. What I love most about Lil Wayne is he gave a platform for both Nicki Minaj and Drake to launch into orbit. Now they are as big as him in the music and pop culture world. Maybe not as rich, but their stars are definitely as bright. I'm more of a fan of the way he thinks business wise than his rap records.