No, that wasn't the cover art for Lil Wayne's new album "Tha Carter V" that Kobe Bryant leaked back in April. Turns out it was just a promotional poster.
The real thing, an image of Wayne as a child with his mother, was unveiled Thursday morning on "SportsCenter" by Weezy himself after a threshold of fans re-tweeted a call to action to reveal the cover. It was news to his mother.
"I didn't tell her about the picture I was using for the album," said Wayne. "I know personally she doesn't really like that picture of herself."
But Wayne, who regularly uses a baby picture of himself on his albums, said this release is special to him and including his mother was "more than an accomplishment, it was an achievement."
Wayne has said that "Tha Carter V," which will be released on Oct. 28 and feature guest appearances from Drake and Nicki Minaj, will be his final album.