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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Newsweek caught up with Lil' Wayne as he drops his highly anticipated album, Tha Carter III and asked him about the overdramatic leak last week...
The record leaked a couple of days ago. This DJ, Chuck T, is claiming that he leaked it. This album was delayed a year because of another leak. What goes through your mind after all this, that the week before the official release there's this leak?
Nothing goes through my mind. It harms me in no way because, first of all, I am good music. Bootlegged or not, what you just heard, or what you will hear, is great. And that's the point I'm trying to get across at the end of the day and the beginning of the morning: that I'm great. Things I say have value and I would love for you to value them, however you get it. I don't really care about the leak or the DJs that's leaking it. I'm glad that people even care enough about it to make this situation a topic.

It wouldn't bother you if people decided to download it instead of going out and buying it?
This is my 15th year. This is what I do and I'm very, very straight. I don't need anything. With my fanbase, I know—whether it's downloaded, leaked or not—I know when I step on stage, I'm going to get the same reaction that I always get. That's what matters to me.
Did you pick up the album or downloaded it? I had to download it, you know, for research purposes! Check out the rest of the Q&A session here.

In case you missed it, check out his much talked about freestyle on 106 & Park after the jump...