Cash Money CEOs Bryan Baby and Ronald Slim Williams have released their first public statement on the recent gun conviction of their star artist Lil Wayne.
Wayne plead guilty yesterday (October 22) to attempted weapons possession charges, and is expected to be sentenced to a year in prison.
The Cash Money family will continue to support our artist and friend Lil Wayne in his current court case. We have worked with Wayne since he was a teenager, and have seen him grow into one of the worlds most successful hip-hop artists, with a work ethic that is second to none, the Cash Money CEOs explained to AllHipHop.com.
In the hours that followed, peers such as Slim Thug vehemently defended Wayne as being an unjust target due to his status as a black celebrity.
Others, such as ex-wife Toya Carter, opted to press that fans and media alike continue to support the rapper, and chastised those who have abandoned him.
With two freestyles (Swag Surfin, Wasted) recently leaking from Waynes anticipated mixtape No Ceilings, the Williams brothers confirmed that Wayne will continue to receive the labels full backing during this dark period.
Wayne has our love and commitment during this difficult time. We always have and always will stand behind him, the Williams brothers said.
As reported earlier, Lil Wayne is expected to serve at least 8 months of the 1 year prison sentence.
Lil Wayne and DJ Dramas No Ceilings mixtape will be released on October 31.