After countless delays, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V is set to hit stores on Dec. 9—but today, Weezy took to Twitter today to voice his frustrations with Cash Money Records and Birdman, and claims the label won't let him release his album. CV has faced countless delays, and was supposed to drop on Oct. 28, until it was pushed back the day before. Here are his tweets, in full, below:
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
Pray.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
Wayne has been associated with Cash Money Records since the early '90s, and has always maintained an extremely close relationship with Birdman over the years. His own label, Young Money Entertainment, is an imprint of Cash Money and back in April 2012, Wayne signed an additional four album deal with Cash Money, as well.
“Everybody knows I came into the game at 11 years old with Cash Money Records, before we even had a major deal,” Wayne told MTV News back in 2012. “We signed a deal in I don’t remember when, and I been with Cash Money ever since. So if you’re looking for integrity, I am the definition. If you’re looking for a person that’s gonna stay down, I am the definition. If you’re looking for loyalty, I am just that."
Pusha T almost immediately advised Wayne to join G.O.O.D. Music:
@LilTunechi if u wanna drop albums & don't want your CEO's rubbing they hands all in your videos, COME TO GOOD MUSIC!! (Suge Knight voice)— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) December 4, 2014
I never lied to the people not one time. pic.twitter.com/ssQtXHx75f— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) December 4, 2014
This is now the second Cash Money artist this year to publicly 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." He showed support on Twitter earlier today:
...@LilTunechi is LEGEND— T-Raww (@Tyga) December 4, 2014
Nicki Minaj is gearing up to drop her next album, The Pinkprint on Dec. 15, and while Drake has no immediate plans to drop an album, fans can expect that sometime next year as he teased on "0 to 100."
We'll update with more details when they become available.