It came as a surprise to many when NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant tweeted a photo of what looked like could be the cover art of Lil Wayne’s upcoming album “Tha Carter V”. Wayne spoke with ESPN on how the two set that up.
“My homey Cortez [Bryant] came up with it: What do you think about Kobe tweeting the album art? I’m like, what do I think? That’d be dope,” said Wayne. “So I had the homey hit him up simple procedure: Hey, can you tweet this? And he did. It wasn’t planned or paid. I only went to the homeys as a favor for a friend.”
Wayne also revealed that it was Kobe’s idea for the “Carter V Season” theme for the rollout of the project. This is was led Wayne to contact boxing champion Floyd Mayweather to help with promoting.
“We knew Floyd had a fight coming up. So all eyes were on him. I have his number, so I had my homey hit him up: Can you put this video of Drake out, as a little tease? He did. And it worked,” added Wayne. “That s**t was crazy. I told him I appreciate him. He said he’s down for whatever else. That’s Floyd – down for whatever.”
Wayne also said that Tha Carter V is all about “growth,” and the album will present “wiser” thoughts.
“I still say what I want to say – it just sounds better and makes more sense. That all comes with growth and maturity,” said Wayne.