Lil Wayneâ€™s Tha Carter IV sold 964K copies in its first week to become the fast selling album of the year and broke iTunes records, but some people think those achievements should come with an asterisks: Rumor has it that Birdman bought up copies of Wayneâ€™s highly anticipated project to boost first week sales. But Baby told MTVâ€™s Sway that the rumor is nonsensical.
â€œNah, man, that really donâ€™t make no sense. Why would we do that?â€ he said. â€œI press and distribute â€˜em. Ainâ€™t no need for me to buy â€˜em. Thatâ€™s hustling backwards; we ainâ€™t in it for that. I ainâ€™t ever been a part of that type of scheme to be buyinâ€™ records. We donâ€™t do that, homey. We be working too hard to beâ€”that donâ€™t go with what we do. We truly what we do. Weâ€™re real about what we do, we work hard every day at it, and we work for the people. Thatâ€™s what we do music for: for people. And we appreciate the love they give us back. But no such thing as me buying no CDs. I wouldnâ€™t even play it like that.â€
Wayneâ€™s last studio album, The Carter III, went platinum in its first week.
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