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Lil Wayne Reveals Childhood Suicide Attempt in Track Off 'Tha Carter V'

By TheBlast Staff

Lil Wayne is finally opening up about one of the most hyped albums of all time, and the hip-hop star is addressing some of the most troubling times in his life.

Weezy sat down with Billboard for an in-depth discussion on the plans for his comeback, and life following his legal victory against Birdman and Cash Money.

He finally revealed that the long awaited album, Tha Carter V will be released this fall. As The Blast first reported, the settlement with Birdman required the album to be released. It will be the first album Weezy has ever dropped without a Cash Money affiliation.

During the interview, while he apparently smoked blunt after blunt, Wayne says he speaks with Birdman every day, and the two mostly talk about the Boston Red Sox.

Birdman also recently apologized to Wayne onstage, and clearly has been trying to repair his relationship with Weezy while he experiences his own financial turmoil.

He also played a track for the reporter at Billboard from the new album, and the rapper comes clean about an incident long ago when he tried to take his own life. Wayne explains that when he was 12, his mother told him he could no longer rap, so he found a gun and shot himself in the chest.

In the past, Weezy had described the noticeable bullet would as an "accident" but now he is admitting it was a suicide attempt. He also claims to have added lyrics to the track since the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

Tha Carter V sounds like it will live up to the hype.

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