It was around this time last year that Young Thug revealed that he would be naming his debut album Carter 6. That revelation came on the heels of Lil Wayne (who we all know is Young Thug’s idol) announcing that he’d stop his Tha Carter series after the fifth one. Wanting to keep the Carter legacy going, Thugger simply said “Carter 6 to 10. He did 1 to 5, I’m gonna do 6 to 10”. His announcement, however, seemingly fell on deaf ears, at the time.
Fast forward to December 4th, 2014 when a disgruntled Weezy hit a boiling point, regarding the continuously delayed release of Tha Carter V, and took to Twitter venting his frustrations with Cash Money Records and Birdman. In doing so, a whole new can of worms was opened up, causing mass speculation. If Lil Wayne wants off of Cash Money Records, then where does that leave Drake? What’s gonna happen with Nicki Minaj? What about Lil Twist, and all the other miscellaneous artists on the label whose albums may never see the light of day?
To make things worse, Lil Wayne files a $51 million lawsuit against his estranged label, not to mention Drake slyly releasing If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, in what some believe was a move to fulfill his contractual obligations and jump ship, ASAP.
You know who’s seemingly not breaking a sweat though? That’s right. Birdman. With all that’s going on, you’d think this man would be shaking in his Lugz. The artist who was like a son to him, now hates him, and is threatening to take the two biggest signees, since him, with him. All this spells trouble; or so you would think.
Enter the wildcard. Enter the aforementioned Young Thug. As we all know, Thugger is one third of the now seemingly defunct Rich Gang, which consisted of him, Birdman and Rich Homie Quan, who recently stepped away to focus more on himself. In the midst of all that is going on, Young Thug is putting out record after record, touring the country and becoming one of the hottest and most controversial artists in the game. So what better time to announce (again) that you are in fact naming your album Carter 6?
But here’s the thing…
People who slept the first time he made the announcement, think that he’s naming his album Carter 6 to spite Lil Wayne. And if you combine how close Thugger now is with Birdman and the fact that Carter 6 will hit the streets before Tha Carter V (April 17th), things look really sticky.
So now you have the most recent incident in which Weezy finally broke his silence about Young Thug, taking the stage and telling fans not to listen to “the music of niggas who pose naked on they motherfuckin’ album covers”, clearly referring to YT’s unveiling of his Carter 6 artwork where he’s basically nude. Not even a day later, Young Thug would take to Instagram and instead of trading shots with Lil Wayne, he opted to take the high road, continuing to express his gratitude for Lil Wayne and the influence he has had on him.
You know why Young Thug took the high road? Because as it was mentioned in the beginning of this article, LIL WAYNE IS YOUNG THUG’S IDOL! The last thing Young Thug wants is to beef with Lil Wayne. The only reason it even looks like there’s any beef is because he’s so closely associated with Birdman, who is the object of Weezy’s frustration.
If you were looking for some sort of firefight, between Lil Wayne and Young Thug, you should probably stop here. Thugger smartly deaded this “beef” on Friday April 10, 2015. If Lil Wayne was to say anything further, it would just look lame.