The New Orleans rapper blasts the label for refusing to release his album
Lil Wayne has blasted his label Cash Money on Twitter, accusing them of refusing to release his upcoming album Tha Carter V. Cash Money has been Lil Wayne's home for a long time – they've released all his records and also helped found his own imprint, Young Money.
It was reported in March that Tha Carter V would come out at the start of May, but as 2014 nears its end there's still no sign of Weezy's twelfth (and supposedly last) studio album. And it looks like he's at his wit's end:
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.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
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.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain't that easy— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
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— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
Cash Money is run by Brian Williams, otherwise known as Birdman or Baby. The label head signed Lil Wayne when he was just a kid and mentored him throughout his career, but it seems that any father-son relationship now lies in tatters. Wayne also tweeted that "he wants nothing to do with these people".
It's been speculated that Birdman has lost faith in Lil Wayne's work and has been grooming Young Thug as the label's next superstar.
Baby has been grooming Young Thug to be Lil Wayne's replacement this whole year and yall didn't even notice it.— Young Yehowa (@deezydothis) December 4, 2014
Cash Money are yet to comment on Lil Wayne's outburst. Now that one of rap's most illustrious partnerships appears to have destroyed itself from the inside, what's next for Weezy?