If you’ve been anticipating Lil Wayne’s upcoming album, Tha Carter V, it seems that you’ll still be waiting, according to the rapper.
The New Orleans artist and CEO of Young Money Records has taken to Twitter to blast Cash Money Records, the label that has been his home since he was 11-years-old. In a series of tweets, Weezy F. sternly criticizes the House of Bryan “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams—likening his contract to a prison sentence.
While Cash Money Records nor the Williams respond to comments, Young Money artist Tyga called Wayne a “legend” for taking the label to task over the delaying of his album. Back in March, MTV reported that Tha Carter V, which Wayne has called his “final solo album,” would come out that May. In lieu of the album’s release, he put out “Grindin’,” a track which featured his Young Money superstar artist Drake.
Wayne and Drake then embarked on a co-headlining summer tour while the album still remained unreleased. In August, Wayne then dropped a behind-the-scenes and official video for another new song, “Krazy,” with the album expected to come out to the masses in late October.
You can see the break down of tweets below:
The Young Money CEO attempted to let go another song called “Gotti,” which featured New York rappers The Lox. In a video featuring Wayne in the studio, he then said his album would be released in two parts, the first of which would come out December 9th. “I recorded so many songs,” Wayne said in the clip. “I got too many songs. I worked way too much to give y’all half of it. If I would’ve drop the album today, it would have to be 12 or 13 songs. I refuse to cheat my fans. I refuse to cheat myself.”
In an attempt to pull a coup, G.O.O.D. Music (the label owned-and-operated by Kanye West) artist, Pusha T, made a play for Lil Wayne, tweeting, “If you wanna drop albums and don’t want your CEO’s rubbing they hands all in your videos, COME TO GOOD MUSIC!”
This marks the second time this year a Cash Money / Young Money artist has publicly chosen to air out grievances with the label. In October, Tyga revealed that his album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, was completed but the label was “holding him hostage.”
Check out a few reactions to the rapper’s social media announcement on the next pages: