Lil Wayne has had a challenging time trying to get out of a contract with the Cash Money Music label owned by Birdman.
Lil Wayne’s problems with the stable started last year following the delayed release of his Tha Carter V album. It was announced to be released in May 2014, but has yet to see the light of day. Speaking to MTV in March last year, Weezy stated that the album would be his last, but his retirement was pegged on the money saying, “25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this.”
However, a few months later, it seemed all was not well between Lil Wayne and Cash Money, and Wayne confessed to his fans that the music label was deliberately delaying the album’s release. This was through a flurry of tweets some of which read as follows.
“To all my fans, I want you to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby and Cash Money Records 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 for me and this album. But thank you.”
This is according to Rolling Stone.
In January of this year, the rapper sued the music label for a reported $51 million due to unpaid fees.
The lawsuit is said to have incensed Birdman.
That said, Lil Wayne’s tour bus was shot at in April this year after a concert in Atlanta, and, after investigations, a suspect – Jimmy Carlton Winfrey – was apprehended. He is said to have linked Birdman and Young Thug to the shooting incident. This is according to an indictment that was accessed by Rolling Stone.
Birdman has through numerous media platforms denied this and recently revealed the following about his feud with Lil Wayne in an interview with Angie Martinez.
“If he say he [Lil Wayne] wanna go, I’m not gonna stand in his way. That’s my son. I can fight it if I choose to, but if he tell me, ‘Pops, it’s time to move on–‘”
And when asked if Lil Wayne hasn’t already done this, he responded by saying, “I haven’t heard it from his mouth.”
This is as reported by Music Times.
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