The American rapper’s latest album features the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Snoop Dogg.
The album, which was supposed to be released in 2014, only dropped on midnight on Friday after years of delay and disputes.
The rapper was embroiled in a legal battle with Cash Money Records CEO Brian “Birdman” Williams, according to Billboard. The pair have since settled out of court for an undisclosed amount, clearing the way for the release of Tha Carter V.
It was reported that as part of the deal, Wayne is now the sole owner of Young Money Records, which was previously a subsidiary of Cash Money.
The rapper, who turned 36 this week, released a video on his YouTube channel thanking his fans for their continued support.
“I would like for you all to know that since you all stuck with me for like the last four or five years, through all of this, you all got me feeling like Tiger Woods with this comeback,” he said in the video.
Meanwhile Rolling Stone reports its unclear when the bulk of the album was recorded, since it had presumably been in the works since its announcement.
Tha Carter V was initially expected to be out last week Friday.
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“Like I said, I mean you all hung in there with me for the past 30 million years anyway. I can’t do nothing, but thank you all,” he said.
Wayne told Billboard that he is a perfectionist. “I don’t know what it’s setting me up for, some big comeback, or maybe some big fallback or whatever, but it’s setting me up for something, and I’m ready,” he told the publication.