Lil Wayne and Birdman Are Giving Each Other the Silent Treatment
Lil Wayne and Birdman are no longer talking to each other other. "I have no words," said Wayne to Rolling Stone. "I'm super-numb to it, to tell you the truth."
Wayne has been in a battle with Baby and Cash Money ever since he took to Twitter to denounce the label. "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity," he wrote in a series of tweets last December voicing his frustration to his fans about on why Tha Carter V isn't released yet. He later confirmed the news during a show in NYC. Despite Wayne’s grumbles, Baby insisted he would not let his power player off his roster causing Weezy to threaten with a lawsuit in which he claimed he is owed a $8 million advance on his 11th studio album and another $2 million after the album’s completion. Things escalated when Weezy issued a 21-page, $51 million lawsuit to Birdman and Cash Money with a federal court in New York on Jan. 28 claiming the label violated his deal and owes him tens of millions for delaying the release of Tha Carter V. Wayne also asked a judge to declare him the joint copyright holder of all of Young Money Entertainment recordings.
The NOLA native’s crusade against Cash Money continued, putting his frustration on wax with Sorry 4 The Wait 2. News broke that Wayne is willing to stay with Cash Money but only if they pay him the $10 million that he is owed for completing Tha Carter V, which is on hold until further notice. Now all of his focus is on his new project, The Free Weezy Album, which he plans to release for free in March.
"I'm working on it every day, man," said Lil Wayne. "I guarantee it's going to be something dope. If you don't want a musician being creative, don't get The Free Weezy Album."
FWA will follow the same no advance warning formula as Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late. Drizzy's project sold nearly 500,000 copies in its first four days and debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 1.
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