On December 4, Lil’ Wayne set Twitter ablaze with his alleged comments regarding Cash Money Records and his upcoming album. Apparently, the “Best Rapper Alive,” who goes by the name “Lil Tunechi” on the social media network, is absolutely fed up with the delay of his album.
So he decided to address the situation openly with fans. He allegedly revealed his album has been pushed back because Cash Money CEO Bryan Williams, better known as Baby or Birdman, will not release the new project. The “Drop the World” rapper also reiterated that the frustrating delays are not his fault. He even revealed he is a “creative prisoner” to the label, and that he wants out. Needless to say, he definitely isn’t a happy camper.
“To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it. This is not my fault. I am truly and deeply sorry to all my fans but most of all to myself and my family for putting us in this situation. I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy. I am a prisoner and so is my creativity Again,I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thk u. Pray.”
Here’s the full Twitter rant:
The shocking tweets immediately began circulating around the social media network, and have received more than 200,000 retweets collectively. The news is quite disheartening since the 32-year-old has been signed to the New Orleans-based label since he was a preteen. So, of course, many fans are just as frustrated as Wayne about the entire debacle. However, many also stated that they were not surprised since this isn’t the first time artists have been rumored to “sign their life away” to the powerful label. Drake, Nicki Minaj, Bow Wow, and Mystikal have all been rumored to be Cash Money “creative prisoners.”
Back in 2012, Wayne announced his 11th studio album The Carter Vwould be released some time in 2013. Then, Wayne and Drake both announced the album would be released in May of 2014, but to no avail. Now the album is tentatively scheduled to be released sometime in 2015. But unfortunately, a definitive date has not been set.
Although many fans have speculated that the rapper’s account was hacked, those rumors are definitely starting to wane since the comments have not yet been deleted. Birdman and Cash Money Records have yet to release a statement in reference to Wayne’s claims.
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