Billboard writes: 'When he was 12, Wayne came across a gun in his mother's house and shot himself in the chest, just missing his heart.
"In the past, he has called this an accident".
After the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain in the middle of the summer, Wayne chose to add more lyrics to the track and put it at the end of the album as the outro.
Speaking on why Wayne chose to reveal his suicide attempt now, the NOLA native's long time friend and Young Money label president Mack Maine explained to the publication that Wayne told him he was just ready to address the incident. The song was on the original mastering of Tha Carter V, but Wayne added a new verse following the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade this year. "Not even just with him, but my relationships with a lot of people have become different, just because of how different I work now", he said.
Tha Carter V has experienced many delays due to legal battles and disputes with Cash Money Records, but is set to be finally released on 21 September after Wayne was released from his contract in June. It's important to note, both sides retained the stakes in the deals made prior to the settlement. Young Money now belongs exclusively to Wayne, and will continue to be distributed by Republic Records. According to the story, when that album arrives, it will be the first in his catalog that does not bear the logo of Cash Money Records, the label that signed him as a teenager in 1998. "There's no hard feelings or animosity", says Ron Sweeney, Wayne's attorney and manager. "It's something where you have to cut some things off".