Lil Wayne shows appreciation to his biggest fan with an intimate letter in “Dear Anne”, the latest single to leak off of ”Tha Carter IV” (release date is August 28). The song is a spinoff of Eminem’s “Stan” (2000), which covered the topic of fans who are dangerously obssessed with their favorite artists. In Eminem’s version the crazed fan takes himself and his pregnant girlfriend out after he his role model delays responding to his letters. But Wayne flipped the script by opening up to “Anne” and even apologizing for what happened to Stan almost 10 years ago: “I hope I see you in the stands Anne/Because you know I understand Anne/And I’m sorry about Stan/So I wrote this to say I’m you’re number one fan.”
The Idolator states that there was some he-say, she-say in the media about Swizz Beatz originally producing the track for Eminem and him refusing to do it. This is what Swizzy had to say to MTV last September about the rumor:
“For Eminem’s Relapse, I submitted a beat to him called ‘Stan 2′. When I was doing an interview and they said, ‘What you working on?’ Em was amongst the people in the lineup I submitted things for. I said, ‘I did a track for Em called Stan 2.’ So it got out of hand in the media… he didn’t want to do ‘Stan 2′. But what I have on my album is a song called ‘Anne’ with Wayne, which is crazy… the way that Wayne tells Anne he’s sorry what happened to Stan. The album is crazy.”
So what do yall think? Stan or Anne?