(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne has been fighting to get his ThaCarter V album off the shelf for years.
It had been assumed the project was in limbo because Cash Money Records CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams was holding it back.
However, TMZ reports Wayne is the person preventing C5 from being released. Sources connected to Birdman claim Wayne has the LP's master recordings and he is refusing to turn them over to the label.
The website contends Wayne reportedly wants to settle his lawsuit against Cash Money before he will allow the company to have the album.
The New Orleans native sued his longtime record label for $51 million, $10 million of which was an advance allocated to be given out after the completion of C5.
The suit also states that Wayne delivered the sound recordings for Tha Carter V to Cash Money in December 2014.
His legal team asserts that Cash Money is now in breach of contract for not paying Wayne for the album.