US rapper Lil Wayne reveals plan to retire in his 30s

30/06/11

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has revealed he plans to retire when he reaches his 30s.

The 28-year-old US rapper, who served a jail sentence for gun offences in 2010, told hip hop magazine XXL he wanted to "bow out still on top".

He said: "I honestly think it is unfair to my kids. Honestly this is the real truth. So about 30, 31, 32, I got to get ready."

Lil Wayne rose to fame with his Tha Carter album in 2004 and followed it up with Tha Carter II and III.

He has collaborated with the likes of Destiny's Child, Drake and Nicki Minaj.

His upcoming ninth studio album and his first since being released from prison, Tha Carter IV, is due to be released on 29 August.