In a video posted to his social media accounts, Wayne addresses his fans saying:
“I heard there was a misunderstanding about the release date of the C 5. I heard yall got mixed up and thought it was gonna get released like last week or something.
“Well, I would like for you to know that since Y’all stuck with me and hung in there any way for like the past four or five years through all of this but uh on my birthday, I actually have something special. I will be releasing Tha Carter V on my birthday.”
The record was originally set for release in 2015 but faced a number of setbacks after Lil Wayne experienced extensive legal battles with Cash Money records Birdman who he sued for $51 million in order to be released from his contract.
Watch his announcement below: