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*The artwork for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” just got an assist from Kobe Bryant.

The L.A. Lakers great tweeted the message, “Carter V season begins #carterV” with a red and white logo. The distinctive “V” is fashioned from the words “Tha Carter V” and the brands for Cash Money Records and Young Money are stamped at the bottom.

carter V season begins tweet

Lil Wayne, a self-confessed fan of the five-time NBA champ, retweeted Kobe’s message, all but affirming they were in cahoots for the big reveal.

“Tha Carter V” is set for a May release, and will likely be Lil Wayne’s last solo album. In an interview for MTV, the rapper said a whole lot of cash might help him reconsider his solo retirement. “25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this,” he said.