Lil Wayne Blasts Cash Money: ‘I Want Off This Label’

Lil Wayne and Birdman
Lil Wayne vented his frustrations with his label Cash Money Records and its CEO Birdman on Twitter today. In a series of tweets directed to fans, Weezy said Cash Money won’t release his long-delayed ablum Tha Carter V and that he wants to leave the label. Read his words below:

Wayne’s tweets come as a surprise, as he’s maintained a close relationship with Cash Money for many years.
“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.”
In 2005, Wayne launched Young Money Entertainment, an imprint of Cash Money, and signed an additional four album deal in 2008. He’s also released five singles from Tha Carter V: “Believe Me,” “Krazy,” “Grindin’,” “Gotti” and “Start a Fire.”
Within minutes of tweeting, rapper Pusha T responded by suggesting that Wayne should join Kanye West’s label, G.O.O.D. Music:

This isn’t the first time a Cash Money artist has voiced grievances with the label, though. In October, Tyga revealed on Twitter that his album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, was completed but the label was “holding him hostage.” He sent the following tweet today, apparently in support of Wayne’s comments:

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