Recently, the Lil Wayne and other Ca$h Money artists feud with label owner Birdman has reached a public tipping point. Lil Wayne, who is owed and fervently fighting for his $51 million lawsuit from Ca$h Money, has even spoken out on Twitter and televised interviews about Birdman and these legal issue mentally exhausting him to the point where he considered retiring from music—for a day.
These tweets in September worried fans:
Rumors spread about the legal battle causing Wayne to retire from rap. Other rappers rushed to his support against Birdman and expressed their love and admiration.
A possible solution that was publicized, which has been talked about over the past year, is Rick Ross buying Wayne out of his contract with Birdman.
Within hours, Wayne reversed the rumors, reassuring his fans through Twitter:
Wayne has been dealing with issues with Ca$h Money for years. Other artists on the label, such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga have experienced legal struggles, too. In his track, “Cash Money,” Tyga expresses his grievances with the record label not paying him:
“Cause I’m paid, cash money/Cash Money never paid me, but your boy did his thing/And still made, cash money/Yeah it’s mine, I could throw it in the air if I wanna.”
He also expresses support for Lil Wayne, who signed him onto Ca$h Money:
“I’m a hot boy, shout out Weezy Baby/If your man is loyal, nigga you should pay him”
“I’m a hot boy, free BG/Free the Carter 5, let the streets eat.”
On stage during his Summer Sixteen Tour in Houston, Drake shared his support for Wayne. Both Wayne and Drake yelled obscenities about the label during the concert.
Weezy has been fighting for years to get his $51 million from Ca$h Money and the release of Tha Carter V. In recent interviews he’s said he will never work with Birdman again, and looking at the instant and widespread support he’s received, many other artists share his sentiment.
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