Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V

Tha Carter V is coming. Lil Wayne appeared on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” to reveal both the cover art and release date for the anticipated album.

Keeping with the theme of his past Carter covers, the artwork contains a childhood photo of a Weezy and his mother Cita, complete with the rapper’s face tattoos.

During his sit down with ESPN, he explained that his mother was unaware that he was using the photo. “I’m sorry moms,” Wayne said. “I know personally that she don’t really like that picture of herself ’cause she’s not looking in the camera.”

Although his mom may not prefer the cover, the rapper says it’s especially meaningful. “It’s perfect. I always go with a baby picture and I wanted to go with one with my mom on it this time,” he explained. “This album means a lot to me. People been waiting on this album and I’m just at the point in my life and stuff to have my mom on there. It’s more than an accomplishment, it’s an achievement.”

As for a date, Tha Carter V drops October 28.