Young Thug Is Calling His Next Project Carter 6

Right now, Lil Wayne is locked in a bitter legal struggle with Cash Money Records, his label, over the fate of his shelved album Tha Carter V. He’s already made and released four Tha Carter albums for Cash Money, and they’ve all been enormous successes, so you can see where he’d be pissed. Meanwhile, recent Cash Money affiliate Young Thug, whose greatest musical influence by miles is peak-era Wayne, is working on a new project, and he’s calling it Carter 6. He mentioned that possibility a year ago, when Wayne and Cash Money were still on good terms. Back then, it seemed like a clear homage. If Thug was that reverent of Wayne, though, he presumably would’ve let go of that title by now. But as Complex points out, Thug made a recent Instagram post that Carter 6 was on the way. Now that Wayne and his former mentor Birdman are at each other’s throats, what is it going to mean when Birdman’s newest protege steals Dwayne Carter’s actual last name? This could get ugly, especially if Carter 6 comes out before Tha Carter V.