​Lil Wayne Says Drake Didn't Make 'Tha Carter V' Because of Clearance Issues

​Lil Wayne Says Drake Didn't Make 'Tha Carter V' Because of Clearance Issues
Lil Wayne finally delivered his long-awaited album Tha Carter V last week, and while it featured an impressive collection of featured artists, his long-time wingman Drake was suspiciously missing from the list.
Now, Wayne has revealed that Drizzy's absence was simply a matter of clearance issues.
Speaking to Elliott Wilson for his interview series CRWN, Wayne explained that an intended collaboration just couldn't clear samples in time for the already very delayed release.

"The clearances man," he said. "People be trippin' when they find out who it is, or when they find out what the song's subject is about. They don't what to represent their names like that."

"You really don't know why they say no," he added.
He did reveal, however, that some of the songs the pair have released in recent years were, in fact, intended for this record.
"A few of the singles that [Drake and I] released throughout the years—those were Carter V songs," he told Wilson.
He also confirmed that "Believe Me" was one of those tracks.
It's just nice to know that there's no beef between Wayne and Drake — especially given Drake's recent permanent declaration of love for his mentor.
The full Lil Wayne interview with CRWN was streamed via Tidal. Watch the video below.