Sunday night, Drake brought his mentor and Young Money labelhead, Lil Wayne, on stage with him during the Houston stop of the Summer Sixteen tour to perform a few songs including "A Milli" and "We Be Steady Mobbin'." The stage was also Weezy's to tell the crowd exactly how he feels about his parent label, Cash Money.
"Houston, Texas, before I leave y'all, I want to say I know I'll always have a home at Rap-A-Lot Records, and y'all know they're fucking me over right now," he said. "So before I go, I leave you with these kinds words: Fuck Cash Money." Wayne has not been shy or quiet when it comes to his ongoing legal battles with Cash Money Records, and has repeatedly called out the label during performances over the last few months. Just a few days ago, Weezy shared his frustrations with his Twitter followers, letting them know that he feels "defenseless" and "mentally defeated." He then hinted at his musical retirement in a series of tweets. "I luh my fanz but I'm dun."
Following the show, Drake took to Instagram to declare his full support for Weezy. "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."
It didn't take long for Young Thug to hit Twitter and spill his support for Lil Wayne. "I promise I'm holding u down no matter what," Thug tweeted. "Ur the reason I rap." If you remember, Thug and Weezy have an interesting history. Thug always said that Lil Wayne was his idol and favorite rapper, but he later claimed that he was going to release Carter 5 and Carter 6. Their relationship became even more strained after a member of Thug’s camp shot up Lil Wayne’s tour bus, though things seemed better when they hopped on "Take Kare" together. It now appears Thug is attempting to let bygones be bygones and support Weezy at this difficult time.
Rich Homie Quan also shared a message of support, referencing the toll his own lawsuit took on him and encouraging Weezy to hang in there. "I just settled my lawsuit with my former label," he shared on Instagram. "I know it can be depressing at times but just know the same God that pulled me thru can and will do the same for you. I support you 1000%."Check out all of the words of support below.
Fuck Cash Money! pic.twitter.com/5IVULiNZMe
@LilTunechi I promise I'm holding u down no matter what… fuck the world and what they think\feel I'm with u for life, ur the reason I rap………
I just wish u could love me the way I love u big bro… ur my idol for life and I hope ur sorry for bashing me, not knowing how much I love u…