Lil Wayne is still beefing with Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Cash Money Records for their ill treatment of him and the $51 million he’s owed. Lil Wayne’s Young Money legal team wants Birdman to release Tha Carter V, which was slated for a summer release in 2014 but has yet to be released. Lil Wayne has accused label co-founder Birdman of stalling the release and withholding payment for his work.
Lil Wayne took the liberty to curse out the label during his performance while headlining at the 420 Rally in Denver.
In fan footage posted to YouTube on Sunday, Lil Wayne invites the crowd to join him in a call-and-response chant of “F**k the bulls**t… F**k Cash Money.”
The crowd enthusiastically chanted along with the star.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, Birdman extended an olive branch to his adopted son despite the lengthy legal battle. Lil Wayne has accused Birdman, who is the co-founder of Cash Money, of misappropriating his funds and failing to pay the artist what they owed.
Allegedly, Birdman retaliated by conspiring to have Lil Wayne killed. Back in April, multiple gunshots were fired at Lil Wayne’s tour buses in Atlanta. Two vehicles opened fire on the rapper’s bus following a nightclub performance, however, no one was injured Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, an associate of Birdman and Young Thug, pled guilty last November in connection with the shooting. Young Thug and Baby were named in the indictment but were not charged.
Baby told Atlanta Hot 97 earlier this month that the issue between Birdman and Lil Wayne is just a misunderstanding between the two stars.
“It’s more of a misunderstanding than a money issue… I’m not ever going to let this music and this money ever interfere with how I feel about my son. I love him. We gonna figure it out, guaranteed.”
Despite the allegations behind the shooting, Birdman and Lil Wayne appeared to have reconciled until the performance on Sunday night. Around January, the two stars made several public appearances together. Lil Wayne has even recorded with top artists from Cash Money, including Juvenile and Manny Fresh, in Birdman’s new hit “Hate.”
According to Rolling Stone, Manny Fresh hinted that more collaborations were possible.
“I’ve always been the liaison between these guys. They took my word and put their trust in me in bringing everyone together for this hot track,” Mannie said. “You definitely can expect more from this project.”
Nonetheless, Lil Wayne has expressed he is not dropping his lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records. In the midst of his legal battle, Lil Wayne has a handful of dates left on the second half of his dedication tour. He is prepping a collaborative LP with 2 Chainz called Collegrove.
He is not the only artist upset with Cash Money Records, Tyga, Lil Wayne’s label mate, released a Cash Money diss track last week and a string of tweets revealing ill feelings toward the label. In 2015, according to the Source, Lil Wayne, Tyga, and Drake made public denouncements of Cash Money Records.
Drake infamously rapped, “Walk up in my label like, ‘where the check go?’ / Yeah I said it!”
Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape was a retail project he released, allegedly, to quickly meet the five-album quota that his contract with Cash Money Records requires. Despite the public perception of reconciliation, Lil Wayne has publicly denounced Cash Money Records.
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