Lil Wayne on 'Tha Carter IV': 'I'm Glad' it Leaked

12:49 PM PST 09/02/2011 by THR Staff
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With his latest album hitting the web 5 days before its official street date, Weezy is still expected to move between 850,000 and 900,000 copies of his highly anticipated release in its first week.

While Jay-Z and Kanye West executed military-like measures to keep their Watch the Throne leak-free, Lil Wayne had a more relaxed attitude about his latest release.

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“We did real good this time, real good,” Weezy told MTV following his Video Music Awards performance, just hours before Tha Carter IV was set to drop.

The highly anticipated album, his first since being released from a one-year jail sentence, had been leaked onto the Internet a full five days before its official debut. Tunechi, however, could not have been more pleased.

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“It just means people want to hear it,” he continued. “I mean, ‘cause there’re people’s albums that come out that can be leaked and don’t leak, so I’m glad mine’s leaked.”

Hov and Ye’s Watch the Throne made it to the official drop date without leaking, selling 436,000 copies in its first week out. Wayne, however, is expected to move between 850,000 and 900,000 copies of his Tha Carter IV.

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If Tha Carter IV sells more than 850,000 copies, it will be the biggest sales week for a hip-hop album or by a male artist since Tha Carter III was relased in mid-June 2008.

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