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The road to Lil Wayne's highly anticipated Tha Carter V album has been tumultuous, turbulent and unfortunately, still unyielding.
While fans have rejoiced in the confirmation that the legendary rapper and his longtime mentor and partner Birdman have made amends following a years-long legal battle (and an ugly one at that)—with Wayne receiving ownership of the Young Money imprint in the settlement process—fans have kept all eyes on the seemingly long lost magnum opus.
Somewhere out there in the Wild Wild Web, rumors began circulating that the prized and protected project would finally be seeing the light of day, with rumors leading to a release date of Friday (Sept. 21).
While the release date was not officially confirmed by Lil Wayne or his camp, an on-brand speculative pattern that has unfolded throughout his decades-long career, fans were really joining forces to manifest that the rumors would prove true.
Unfortunately, midnight has come and gone, and the releases scheduled for today have hit circulating streaming services and Tha Carter V is nowhere in sight.
The project, which was originally slated for a 2013 release, was announced in tandem with the Grammy Award-winning rapper sharing that it would also double as his final before he enters retirement.
Regardless of whether or not Weezy hangs up the mic or not after the fact, as result of the settlement, when Tha Carter V will mark his first album released outside of his longtime former label home of Cash Money.
See how fans are reacting to the rumors Tha Carter V would be arriving this weekend ended up being false, below.
There are going to be a lot of upset people when C5 doesn’t drop tonight.— Debating Rap (@DebatingAlbums) September 20, 2018
*12:06 and the Carter V hasn’t dropped...— Cameron Hood (@cameronhood84) September 21, 2018
Weezy F Baby and the F is fooled ya pic.twitter.com/Wu7aQWP2jH
Us: Where’s the Carter V?— Ekira (@EkiraErikaKeke) September 21, 2018
Lil Wayne: pic.twitter.com/M88aXV0WLu
Tha Carter V isn’t dropping. So you’re telling me I have to listen to Machine Gun Kelly and Young Dolph all weekend pic.twitter.com/jThuULSptV— Avery Roberts (@InternSixty3) September 21, 2018
Fans: you said the Carter V would drop tonight— Bryan .. (@wrestle4wins2) September 21, 2018
Lil Wayne: pic.twitter.com/rKNEDKdUmL
I knew “Carter V” dropping tonight was too good to be true and I still believed it pic.twitter.com/DaOlU8wvqb— CHOOSE WISELY (@Tzackery24) September 21, 2018
nigga where the hell carter V at before I pull them last 3 dreads out yo head @LilTunechi— ladies and gentleman WE GOT HIM (@Iabronszn) September 21, 2018
Everyone: Carter V is dropping at Midnight!— Skkkrt Cobain (@nojuiceadriel) September 21, 2018
Lil Wayne: pic.twitter.com/VIpiamwsfu
When I spent the whole day getting hype for Carter V pic.twitter.com/CbVUARHhSf— Yazan Rouphail (@yrouphail) September 21, 2018
*lil wayne never mentions a release date*— Moe (@MoeAlayan) September 21, 2018
random hip hop account: “Lil Wayne is releasing C5 on September 21st”. pic.twitter.com/GW2r59USFR
If you crack jokes about C5 not dropping, I’m reporting yo tweet and unfollowing you 😒— Ant 🤲🏾 (@ThatOneGuyAnt) September 21, 2018
Me sitting here waiting on C5 pic.twitter.com/boJVQtPrYY— ŁEEK ŠÕŚÅ 🎬 (@_TooFlighteous_) September 21, 2018
Birdman after hacking lil Wayne’s computers preventing the Carter V from releasing. pic.twitter.com/X3wGOsJ26d— ✨ 𝘚𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 💣 (@majesdii) September 21, 2018
No Carter V, but we got new Dolph pic.twitter.com/u4XaoFYkmG— NOT THE YUTTAS (@KobeBackup_) September 21, 2018