Is Drake's new project More Life the last record he will make for Cash Money, the parent label of Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint? Hot 97 and Apple's Ebro Darden apparently thinks so, tweeting to his followers today, "The illest piece of the Drake album dropping in DEC is his Cash Money deal will be over... whoa!"
It didn't take long for others to chime in on the subject given the long history of issues that has been going down between Young Money's Lil Wayne and Cash Money co-founder Birdman. It's no secret that Birdman and Wayne have been tangled in vicious a legal battle with Wayne claiming Birdman has been holding Tha Carter V hostage from being released.
For his part, Drake has sided with Wayne recently, showing the rapper unconditional appreciation for his talent and mentorship. Drake brought Weezy out on stage at the Houston stop of the Summer Sixteen Tour where Wayne told the crowd, "Fuck Cash Money." After the appearance, Drake shared his thoughts on Instagram. "The boss @liltunechi. We are fighting until you get yours. Freedom to drop music and peace of mind. I don't know what these other weirdos are on with all the side talks but I know you gave me a shot and all I can ever do with the rest of my life is return the favor. YOUNG MONEY FOREVER."
More recently, Drake dropped some new tracks, including one titled "Two Birds, One Stone," that left his fans collectively losing it on the lyrics. One bar in particular shouts out Wayne's fifth album. "Too reserved like I called ahead for me and my lady/Free C5, how the fuck we got the boss waiting."
Back in 2015, Birdman told Angie Martinez that even if Wayne left Cash Money Records, "Nicki [Minaj] and Drake ain't going nowhere regardless."
Of course, a lot has gone down since then. It feels important to note that Darden and Drake had their own issues recently with the 6 God taking shots at Hot 97 following Ebro Darden's claim that Drake told him he would hypothetically fire back at Eminem if the Detroit rapper dissed him on a track. There's no official word yet from any party involved, but we'll continue to update as more information comes to light.
The illest piece of the Drake album dropping in DEC is his Cash Money deal will be over... whoa!— Bad Hombre Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 24, 2016
Mad people finishing their deals in the next 18mos... Interesting.— Bad Hombre Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 24, 2016