Just before the scheduled release of his highly anticipated “Tha Carter V,” Lil Wayne blasts his label family Cash Money in a series of tweets that blame the label for delaying the release of his project. Both projected dates of October 28 and December 9 have been put off. Lil Wayne said on Thursday via Twitter:
Wayne apologized to his fans, his family and himself for “putting us in this situation.”
Wayne, 32, has spent more than two decades with Cash Money, founded by Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams. He signed at 9 years old and helped put the group on the map with ‘90s record “Hot Boys” before embarking on his solo career.
Further confusing matters is Wayne’s imprint, Young Money, responsible for the super-stardom of both Drake and Nicki Minaj. Rumors of internal squabbling have dogged the Cash Money click for years, especially as Drake’s career soared, but Wayne’s grievances come months after Young Money-signee Tyga claimed a similar gripe behind his album delay.
This delay is unfortunate, considering that Wayne has publicly expressed that “Tha Carter V” would be his final album.