Did Kobe Bryant Leak Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V Album Cover?

The Mamba lets loose artwork for Weezy's next project.

Posted: 04/29/2014 01:30 PM EDT

It's no secret that Lil Wayne is a die-hard Lakers fan, and he apparently called on Kobe Bryant for an assist.

Typically fans would look to Weezy's camp for his latest music news, but on Monday (April 28), Bryant had the unexpected honor of tweeting out the artwork for the YMCMB boss's highly anticipated Tha Carter V album.

The Mamba posted the message, "Carter V season begins #carterV,” along with the cover image (check it out below), featuring a stark white background with a large, red, distinctive “V” outlined with a repetitive pattern of the words "Tha Carter V."

But does Carter co-sign the leak? Weezy re-tweeted Bryant's post with a "Believe me" added neither a confirmation or denial that the artwork is official and final. (His other covers have included a photo of him.) But it seems to be a clear agreement that it is, indeed, "Carter Season."

It started at least back in February, when Drake was the one to reveal that Wayne was working on the fifth installment of the Carter series. And previously, Tha Carter V was rumored to drop on May 5, however Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne's manager, later confirmed that it will not drop then. He was recorded on a video saying, "You know I push dates back and s--t, so I'm not going to release that date until I really know when it really is."

Until then, all fans can do is anticipate... and wonder if Kobe will be making a vocal assist as well.

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(Photo: Kobe Bryant via Twitter)

(Photos from left: AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File, Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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