All yesterday [September 20] fans anticipated Tha Carter V being released at midnight. Although there was never any official announcement from Lil Wayne himself, fans were adamant about such a notion — so much so that they found themselves highly disappointed in Lil Wayne when the album didn’t drop.
But here’s the catch. Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram posting the album cover art with the caption #21. James Harden then took to Instagram to post the album cover art with the caption #13. Odell Beckham Jr. posted the album cover art on his Insta-story, while Reginae Carter posted the album cover art with the caption #C5. All but Reginae posted and deleted leaving everyone to wonder if Carter V was set to be released at midnight on September 21st but some unforeseen obstacles postponed the release or if Carter V was ever even going to be released on that date.
According to TMZ, a source close to Wayne explained, “the hype surrounding September 21 as the release date for Carter V was all generated by pure speculation that somehow morphed into conspiracies. Fact is … all Young Money did was tease the cover and NEVER once mentioned an album release date.”