Lil Wayne Covers XXL’s July/August Issue, Says He’s Retiring

Wayne covers the July/August issue of XXL and announces in the cover story that he plans on retiring soon, maybe even after Carter IV drops.

“I’m bowing out still on top,” he says. “I’ma make y’all want me when I retire. I’ma make y’all be like, ‘Nooo!’ I ain’t leaving out this bitch when y’all be like, ‘Yeah, it’s about time, dawg.’ Carter IV might be my last one. I’ma make y’all be like, ‘Fuck!’ Yeah, nigga, I’m gone.”

Wayne saying being a good father to his children would be the cause for an retirement. “Honestly, this is the real truth,” he says. “I honestly think it’s unfair to my kids. I’m super dedicated into what I do. Like, it’s no questions—it’s hands down, I do this. I live this. I don’t have a day out my week that I do something else. I do this every day of my life, and I’m not about to stop, ’cause that’s the only way you can succeed in this business, is to do it the way I do it. I want to succeed the way I want to succeed. You can succeed. You can put out a hit… But to do it the way I want to do it, to be comfortable to do what the fuck I want to do, you’ve got to work like no other. Like I said, it’s unfair to my kids. So about 30, 31, 32, I gotta get ready.

To which I say: bullshit. I think it’s a pretty safe bet that he’s not going anywhere, not for any significant amount of time anyway.

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110 Responses to “Lil Wayne Covers XXL’s July/August Issue, Says He’s Retiring”

  1. mcb Says:

    *prays for this to be true*

  2. S.I.C.K Says:

    *co-prays*

  3. Harlem World Says:

    1. mcb Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    *prays for this to be true*
    =====================

    LMAO

    *co prays*

  4. mie Says:

    To which I say: bullshit.

    ^
    thats the truth.

  5. Harlem World Says:

    *hires HW to a&r all future Zip$quaD projects*

    JihaD

    ============
    roffle

    *accepts*

  6. Captain Planet Says:

    Seen this movie before …

    Lil Wayne: Fade to Black Red …

  7. Captain Planet Says:

    Niggas getting nose and liprings <<<<<<<<<<<

  8. Deen Says:

    Dam I got booted outta TD
    Fuck it doe

    ^^^

    Unfair.

    Technically, Frankie the most deviant nigga armound these parts.

  9. big545 Says:

    That nigga had one of the most anticipated albums of all time and came out rapping about aliens and womans ovaries and shit. FOH.
    =====
    Niggas is geeks b….

  10. Captain Planet Says:

    What the fuck does a nigga and Wayne retire and do?

    Golf?

    Wine Vineyard?

    A Vineyard?!?! A Vineyard?!?! Gimme a break!

  11. Deen Says:

    A nigga can’t make a solo hit and he’s talking about retiring.

    ROFL.

    I’d love to see the nigga quit, but that’s Un-American…

  12. White and on Nahright Says:

    Classical promo move

  13. Harlem World Says:

    SOOOO much fail over @ xxl

    justin bieber , wayne & kreayshawn in the same magazine….smh

  14. big545 Says:

    Lil Wayne Covers XXL’s July/August Issue, Says He’s Retiring
    ======
    STFU you attention whore

  15. mcb Says:

    Captain Planet Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    any male getting nose and liprings <<<<<<<<<<<

    ^^^^^
    fixed

  16. mcb Says:

    Captain Planet Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    What the fuck does a nigga and Wayne retire and do?

    Golf?

    Wine Vineyard?

    A Vineyard?!?! A Vineyard?!?! Gimme a break!
    ^^^
    *dead* at you questions/being mad over your own answer

  17. Harlem World Says:

    Frankie still a member

    but the Bosses have been talking…..they got ears everywhere

    word on the street is,theres a hit on his head

  18. Deen Says:

    Classical promo move

    ^^^

    Oh word?

    #PavarottiSwag

  19. Marv Says:

    LMAO at this cover….

    I applaud the photographer for trying to do something different…

    Still took an L….

    I think T.O.S. is a classic record though, the amount of great songs on there outweigh the shitty ones….

    And Yayo, Banks, 50, they ALL went hard on that…

    It’s my opinion, we just agree to disagree….

  20. Captain Planet Says:

    Look at all the hype Kreyshawn getting over ONE song that NO ONE knows about

    The white execs know what they got

  21. mcb Says:

    White and on Nahright Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    Classical promo move

    ^^^
    basically…

    then hell come back immediately sayin “but i got this music in me”
    or in 3-4 years hell come back (even if he puts out another record after this, then retires) being like “i had to save the game…”

  22. big545 Says:

    ““I’ma make y’all want me when I retire. I’ma make y’all be like, ‘Nooo!’ I ain’t leaving out this bitch when y’all be like, ‘***Yeah, it’s about time, dawg.***
    ====
    Its BEEN your time….

    FOH Wayne

  23. Captain Planet Says:

    That nigga had one of the most anticipated albums of all time and came out rapping about aliens and womans ovaries and shit. FOH.

    ———————–

    Is this directed at Lil Wayne?

  24. mcb Says:

    Captain Planet Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Look at all the hype Kreyshawn getting over ONE song that NO ONE knows about

    The white execs know what they got

    ^^^
    what can the hip hop audience do?

    stop talking about her/that shit
    listen to what they like
    and live?

    it doesnt seem to be enough, but if people like her music, thats them….

    ill stand with what i like, while ignoring the temporary fans

  25. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    HW
    I just hopped back in the game. Ima make good this weekend already had 2 breezys this wk. Still gettin back in da swing of things.

  26. Harlem World Says:

    to tell the truth, i dont even mind wayne anymore

    there was a time i couldnt stand his music..at all

    but dont say youre gonna retire and not do it..

  27. Captain Planet Says:

    * Has enjoyed ” How to Love “, ” Dear Anne ” and ” Nightmares of the Bottom ” *

    * Slowly backs out of room *

  28. mcb Says:

    Deen Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Classical promo move

    ^^^

    Oh word?

    #PavarottiSwag
    ^^^^
    *dead*

  29. Captain Planet Says:

    The Dream >>>>>>>>>>

  30. JihaD Says:

    White and on Nahright Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    Classical promo move

    ^

    This tho. Too $hort, CamelGOAT, Curtis–> a bunch of niggas used that retirement shit to help they album sales, or try to anyway.

    @CP- > Nah, I was talkng about Canibus in relation to both his battle with L and his eventual first album.

    JihaD

  31. b Says:

    HOW ANYONE CAN ENJOY HOW TO LOVE IS BEYOND ME.unless u mean crooked i version, he kilt that

  32. Captain Planet Says:

    but dont say youre gonna retire and not do it..

    ———————

    I think it’s like a love affair

    Sometimes you want to step back and see how much the REALLY love you …

  33. Captain Planet Says:

    @CP- > Nah, I was talkng about Canibus in relation to both his battle with L and his eventual first album.

    JihaD

    ————————

    Understood.

  34. Captain Planet Says:

    b Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    HOW ANYONE CAN ENJOY HOW TO LOVE IS BEYOND ME.unless u mean crooked i version, he kilt that

    ————————-

    * shrugs *

    It might not be hip-hop but it knocks.

    Music is deeper than brainwaves.

    I don’t dissect my tastes.

  35. mcb Says:

    Common “Be”
    Nas “Illmatic”
    Mobb Deep ” the INfamous”
    Lauryn Hill “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”
    Badu “Baduizm”
    Rae+Ghost “OB4CL1″
    Cypress Hill “Black Sunday”

    all that at Rock the bells
    plus
    Random Axe, Killah Priest and Masta KIlla doing their albums and other guests

    i really hope no carter album is ever looked at like the above

  36. mcb Says:

    Captain Planet Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    but dont say youre gonna retire and not do it..

    ———————

    I think it’s like a love affair

    Sometimes you want to step back and see how much the REALLY love you …

    ^^^
    narcism?

    fuck Brett Favre mothafuckas, while the humble greats gets looked over

  37. Deen Says:

    It’s my opinion, we just agree to disagree….

    ^^^

    Nah. Your opinion sucks and is patently false.

    Say it’s an album you like a lot, not that it’s a classic. Stop cheapening words with reactionary bullshit. At least call it a ‘personal classic’ or add some other specific qualifier.

    I like LL Cool J’s ‘Mr. Smith’ a lot. It ain’t no classic though. There’s nothing wrong with that.

  38. Marv Says:

    Wayne is sick like the flu….

    Don’t front you fuckers…

    People like you assholes just love to hate and hate to love, it’s all good….

    ______________________________________________________________

    Look at all the hype Kreyshawn getting over ONE song that NO ONE knows about

    ^^^

    She’s white AND she’s gay…

    A white music execs dream…

  39. Captain Planet Says:

    narcism?

    fuck Brett Favre mothafuckas, while the humble greats gets looked over

    ————————

    All these superstars and celebrities are

  40. mcb Says:

    and dont get me wrong, its hard not to be self-centered when everyone around you has you feeling like you are the only person in the world

    but the sympathy is small

  41. Captain Planet Says:

    Look at all the hype Kreyshawn getting over ONE song that NO ONE knows about

    ^^^

    She’s white AND she’s gay…

    A white music execs dream…

    ————————

    She’s certified gay?

    Lady Gaga better watch her back

    How come there hasn’t been a gay music superstar in America a la Elton John?

    Or am I missing somebody?

  42. NovemberEnd Says:

    Says He’s Retiring
    ^^^
    Fantastic

  43. Harlem World Says:

    I like LL Cool J’s ‘Mr. Smith’ a lot. It ain’t no classic though.

    =-============

    *mean mugs*

  44. Marv Says:

    Deen you over-educated asshole…

    Don’t type in my direction anymore…

    Over-educated Hip-Hop enthusiasts <<<<<<<<<<<

  45. d_block_4_life Says:

    Carter 2 >>>>>

  46. big545 Says:

    Earl Boykins Back

  47. Captain Planet Says:

    Marv Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Deen you over-educated asshole…

    ——————-

    Lol!

    Classic Marv.

  48. THE-XFACTA Says:

    I had to come outta hiding for this one.. I hope and pray this dude retires or dies a fast death.. I’m want the latter!

  49. cOLD Says:

    Truly, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with defineteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects.

    ^ sleep if yall wanna, go head get some shut eye.

  50. hl Says:

    Daniel Dumile >

  51. NovemberEnd Says:

    Is Hip-Hop homophobic?
    ^^^^
    Is the sky blue?

    Is water wet?

    Is Akon black?

  52. mcb Says:

    old and seen but still funny
    youtube.com/watch?v=qMghp1oCJwM

    60 min spoof with barocka flocka

  53. big545 Says:

    Look at all the hype Kreyshawn getting over ONE song that NO ONE knows about

    ^^^

    She’s white AND she’s gay…

    A white music execs dream…
    =====
    First Rock N’ Roll…… Now these crackas want Rap….

    *Clutches his copy of ‘It Was Written’*

  54. mcb Says:

    hl Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Daniel Dumile >

    ^^
    indeed

  55. Marv Says:

    @Kraeyshawn from the Krypt
    A wavy baby with a camera in the right hand. Blunt in the left hand. Mic to my mouth. Choppa in my Jordache jeans & Your bitch on my phone. ♎ / young ✞rill

    ^^^

    I would say she’s certified….

    There was Adam Lambert but I wouldn’t go as far as to say he was a superstar….

  56. Deen Says:

    Is Hip-Hop homophobic?
    ^^^^
    Is the sky blue?

    Is water wet?

    Is Akon black?

    ^^^^

    Is Marv a daft cunt?

    These are the questions…

  57. big545 Says:

    Is Hip-Hop homophobic?
    ^^^^
    Is the sky blue?

    Is water wet?

    Is Akon black?
    =====
    Yes.

    Yes.

    and….

    Yes.

  58. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    How come there hasn’t been a gay music
    superstar in America a la Elton John?
    Or am I missing somebody?

    ^look no further then the pic posted above

  59. Deen Says:

    I like LL Cool J’s ‘Mr. Smith’ a lot. It ain’t no classic though.

    =-============

    *mean mugs*

    ^^^

    Shit’s extra dope. Classic though? Nah.

  60. Marv Says:

    Is Hip-Hop homophobic?
    ^^^^
    Is the sky blue?

    Is water wet?

    Is Akon black?

    ^^^^

    YES…..

    They taking everything that was “ours” and flipping it into a rainbow….

    I don’t know about you but I will not stand for that bullshit….

  61. big545 Says:

    Shawn Kemp Back

  62. Captain Planet Says:

    Carter 2 >>>>>

    ———————–

    co-sign

    Dedication 2 >>>>>>>>>

    Lil Wayne’s pre Carter 3 mixtape run >>>>>>>>>

  63. Marv Says:

    Is Marv a daft cunt?

    These are the questions…

    ^^^

    LOL….

    What does that even mean???….

  64. d_block_4_life Says:

    The Drought Is Over (Carter 2 sessions) mixtape >

  65. d_block_4_life Says:

    The Drought Is Over (Carter 2 sessions) mixtape >
    ^
    Carter 3*

  66. Harlem World Says:

    too many publicists & lawyers running labels

    kinda scary….they have no grasp of music

    smh at ex lawyers & accountants being ceo’s of the big 4 labels

    *shudders*

  67. mcb Says:

    Harlem World Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    too many publicists & lawyers running labels

    kinda scary….they have no grasp of music

    smh at ex lawyers & accountants being ceo’s of the big 4 labels

    *shudders*
    ^^^
    except for me right….

    cuz you know id holler and bring a good 10% of NR with me

  68. Deen Says:

    LOL….

    What does that even mean???….

    ^^^

    That’s exactly how a daft cunt would react.

    There’s no value in being dumb – unless you’re actually smart and making money off it.

    But you’ve proven time and time again that you’re an idiot.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Marv tho.

  69. Marv Says:

    smh at ex lawyers & accountants being ceo’s of the big 4 labels

    ^^^

    Seriously bro….

    Lyor Cohen was in music his whole career, no?….

  70. big545 Says:

    There’s no value in being dumb – unless you’re actually smart and making money off it.

    But you’ve proven time and time again that you’re an idiot.
    =====
    Niggas is shooting….

    Stay inside.

  71. Marv Says:

    Mcb, you trying to be an music exec?….

    Stay close…no homo….

  72. JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    just watched Belly in full for the first time in over 10 years.

    notes…

    + we have to endure Earl’s nekkid ass & not to show Taral Hicks’ titties? c’mon, Hype.

    + why the fuck is it so dark?

    + i still don’t understand how the Rico nigga fits into the story other than being fodder for Meth’s character.

    + as horribly as that “they shot me in the leg” line is delivered, Nas’ bad acting has been overstated.

  73. Marv Says:

    There’s no value in being dumb – unless you’re actually smart and making money off it.

    But you’ve proven time and time again that you’re an idiot.
    =====
    Niggas is shooting….

    Stay inside.

    ^^^

    Deen is wack…

    He thinks ’cause he graduated from college he’s somehow on top of the world….

    Go fuck yourself dude….

  74. Harlem World Says:

    # mcb Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Harlem World Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    too many publicists & lawyers running labels

    kinda scary….they have no grasp of music

    smh at ex lawyers & accountants being ceo’s of the big 4 labels

    *shudders*
    ^^^
    except for me right….

    cuz you know id holler and bring a good 10% of NR with me

    =====================
    roffs

    they just suing anything thats moving

    copyright this..cease and desist that…vevo this…360 that

    throwing money at projects, hoping it will stick

  75. mcb Says:

    bette middler to dr dre,
    hear new music everyday

  76. d_block_4_life Says:

    I know niggas are feeling the Random Axe LP, but i expected doper. Sue me.

  77. Harlem World Says:

    Seriously bro….

    Lyor Cohen was in music his whole career, no?….

    ===================
    He was a financial analyst at the Bank Of Israel – Beverly Hills branch

    he used to do punk events – saw rap was where the money was at and ended up booking run dmc…..he got a job at rush from befriending rev run

    and the rest is history

  78. JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    I know niggas are feeling the Random Axe LP, but i expected doper. Sue me.

    ^^

    this

  79. Harlem World Says:

    #teamsnoopshouldretire

  80. NovemberEnd Says:

    I know niggas are feeling the Random Axe LP, but i expected doper. Sue me.
    ^^^^
    sizzle

  81. Deen Says:

    Deen is wack…

    He thinks ’cause he graduated from college he’s somehow on top of the world….

    Go fuck yourself dude….

    ^^^

    You want to play that game too?

    Correction: I graduated from Law School too. Life’s pretty good.

    You may think that I’m arrogant prick because I tried to have a reasoned debate with you and that’s fine because I’m not really a prick.

    But when you log off you’ll still be an utter moron. I’m embarrassed to be typing in your direction. Go choke on a G-Unit sneaker since you’re so good at putting your foot in your mouth.

    God you’re stupid…

  82. NovemberEnd Says:

    #teamsnoopshouldretire
    ^^^
    Vice President of that team

  83. JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    i’m dreading tomorrow.

    i gotta pick through the dozens of architecture firms in NYC to send my resume out to.

  84. big545 Says:

    #teamsnoopshouldretire
    ====
    SMH @ him doing a song with Big Time Rush

  85. cOLD Says:

    JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    i’m dreading tomorrow.

    i gotta pick through the dozens of architecture firms in NYC to send my resume out to.

    ^ why is this so bad fam?…

  86. cOLD Says:

    JDS holla atcha lad.

  87. Jayson Werth's beard Says:

    good….hope wiz next….these two ruined rap…got cats wearing white jeans, dying they hair and getting lip rings…SMH.

  88. mcb Says:

    JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    I know niggas are feeling the Random Axe LP, but i expected doper. Sue me.

    ^^

    this

    ^^^
    give it a few more spins

  89. hl Says:

    He thinks ’cause he graduated from college he’s somehow on top of the world….

    ^roff

  90. hl Says:

    Natasha Dulce >

  91. Marv Says:

    Deen, calm your idiot ass down you little bitch….

    Don’t get your panties in a bunch…

    I’m happy that you’re doing well….

  92. hl Says:

    I thought the Random Axe album was pretty great myself.

  93. big545 Says:

    Patrick Ewing Back

  94. mcb Says:

    hl Says:

    June 22nd, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    I thought the Random Axe album was pretty great myself.

    ^^^
    cosign even the songs i didnt initially love have grown on me.

    LP is official

  95. Marv Says:

    Deen, you can pay for school but you can’t buy class….

    Sorry son…

  96. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    WiZ tap danced over that Luchini goodness

  97. Remixznflow Says:

    whaddup tho…

  98. Remixznflow Says:

    hl Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Natasha Dulce >

    ^
    who this is?

  99. Harlem World Says:

    # hl Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Natasha Dulce >

    =============
    *google images it up*

  100. cOLD Says:

    WiZ tap danced over that Luchini goodness

    ^ I didnt hear this, but I’m almost sure he didnt. The use of danced is reserved for the highest degree of flow and unison with the instrumental.

  101. JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    @ cOLD

    its just tedious. And i’d hate to go through all that and not get any offers for a position.

    additionally, niggas want experience but no one hires new grads… then they want you to intern & work for free or on a modest stipend like people don’t have loans and rent to pay.

  102. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    “I been on da road shoppin x killin dem interviews
    Heard I left a major deal, but my ppr major still
    An all da fans in love w me cuz I say what’s real
    So I cld never give a fuck w a hater feel”

  103. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    cOLD youtube it tho

    WiZ-Wont Land

    Bodied dat track

    Swag

  104. cOLD Says:

    its just tedious. And i’d hate to go through all that and not get any offers for a position.

    additionally, niggas want experience but no one hires new grads… then they want you to intern & work for free or on a modest stipend like people don’t have loans and rent to pay.

    ^ I see I said… you in the tri state?

  105. Harlem World Says:

    SMFH

    NSFW AT ALL

  106. Mag Says:

    Wayne been fell the the fuck off. Carter 3 never lived up to the hype.

    Aside from the remix’s he makes.

  107. cOLD Says:

    ok I actually like this… Wale flowin.

  108. Samir Says:

    Looking at the comments from that Wiz video, are you fucking kidding me?

    what is this instrumetnal
    jetdatboy 1 year ago

    not really sure… i havnt heard the beat until wiz did it… hopefully someone will tell you whatsup
    gdusks 1 year ago

  109. Belize Says:

    Everybody wanna be a camel

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