When Lil’ Wayne tweeted that he wanted off Cash Money Records, he shook up hip-hop. He called that record label home since his pre-teen years and fans were shocked that there was trouble in such a seemingly harmonious business and personal relationship. Wayne shocked us more when he slapped Birdman with a $51 million lawsuit over unpaid advances and the stalling of the Tha Carter V. Now, Wayne has broken his silence.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he spoke on the drama with the man who formerly referred to as his daddy. Weezy said they are not speaking right now. “I have no words,” he said. “I’m super-numb to it, to tell you the truth.”
The Young Money captain also further confirmed that Tha Carter V is done and that he is still eager to release it but can’t. “It’s super-done,” he said. “Cake baked, icing on top, name on top, candles lit. I would have released it yesterday if I could. But it’s a dead subject right now. It’s a jewel in the safe. It’s that stash-house money.”
Earlier this month, Wayne revealed via Twitter that he would be dropping a free project, The Free Weezy Album, to keep fans satisfied until the wait for The Carter V is over. The album, which he is putting in 12-hour shifts to record, will be released in March.
“I’m working on it every day, man,” said the 32-year-old. “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.”
Wayne also spoke on his previous comments about retirement. “I’ve thought about it,” he said. “But for a person like me that bleeds, eats, sleeps and shits music, it’s hard to do.”