Earlier this month, Wayne released his ‘Sorry 4 the Wait Mixtape‘. And in December, Wayne publicly acknowledged that he and Birdman had a fall-out about album number 11.
To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it. This is not my fault. I am truly and deeply sorry to all my fans but most of all to myself and my family for putting us in this situation.I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy…I am a prisoner and so is my creativity Again,I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thk u…
Outside of social media, neither have commented on the situation.
Reportedly, Lil Wayne will not leave Cash Money/Birdman if he is paid the money that he is owed. A source tells TMZ,
Wayne feels Birdman’s decision to avoid paying him is nothing more than a power play. We’re told the hope is that Universal — which distributes Cash Money records — will step in and earmark the $10 mil for Wayne. And we’re told Universal is already putting pressure on Cash Money to settle. If Cash Money pays Wayne the $10 mil, it would essentially eliminate any breach of contract. That means Wayne would have no legal basis to ask out of the contract. Even though Wayne’s suing for $51 million, most of that is predicated on future lost profits which would not be an issue if they settle.