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:
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:
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:
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.