Lil Wayne Breaks Silence on Cash Money Lawsuit & 'Free Weezy Album'

Last December Lil Wayne dropped a series of angry tweets on Twitter blaming Cash Money Records for refusing to release his long-delayed album Tha Carter V and mentioned:
"I want off this label and nothing to do with these people, but unfortunately it ain't that easy."

The music magazine Rolling Stone finally reached the 32-year-old rapper at 2pm in Miami, Florida by phone last week to finally get some more information on the now $51 million lawsuit against his record label, Cash Money.

Weezy, who seemed to be just waking up, was mostly unwilling to discuss the tweets where he declared himself a "prisoner" of his label. Instead, He tried to play it off with a sex joke at first:
"I love being a prisoner in some p***y. That's what I meant."

Accounting documents from Wayne indicated that Cash Money owed him $8 million for Tha Carter V, which he finished recording some time ago but is on ice for now,  under a 2012 deal that guaranteed a staggering $10 million advance per album. (Cash Money did not respond). But when asked about the lawsuit, the understandably prickly Lil Wayne responded:

"That's a legal matter, homeboy."

Lil Wayne, being the flagship of Cash Money since he signed with the label at age 12 (!) actually had a good relationship with Birdman, founder of the label, and saw him as a father figure but this has broken down. Wayne tells that he and Birdman are no longer on speaking terms.

"I have no words. I'm super-numb to it, to tell you the truth."

The future for Lil Wayne nevertheless looks brilliant. Although Tha Carter V has been delayed he states that ‘it's super-done. Cake baked, icing on top, name on top, candles lit. I would have released it yesterday if I could. But it's a dead subject right now.’

In the meantime, his new album The Free Weezy Album is due to release in March which is going to be something dope.’

Source: Rolling Stone


Maria Sophie Bissendorf