Lil Wayne Says Cash Money Refuses to Release Tha Carter V, Wants Off Label

Lil Wayne Says Cash Money Refuses to Release Tha Carter V, Wants Off Label

Lil Wayne‘s long-delayed album Tha Carter V was supposed to come out December 9. Now, Wayne has said the album isn’t coming out as scheduled—but that it’s not his fault. Today on Twitter, he blamed his record label, Cash Money, and co-founder Bryan Williams (aka Baby and Birdman). He also stated his desire to leave Cash Money, with whom he’s been associated for his entire career. 

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.

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014

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.

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014

I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014

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

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014

In response, Pusha T let Weezy know he has other options:

@LilTunechi if u wanna drop albums & don’t want your CEO’s rubbing they hands all in your videos, COME TO GOOD MUSIC!! (Suge Knight voice)

— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) December 4, 2014

@LilTunechi this too shall soon pass #cometoGOODMUSIC

— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) December 4, 2014

Tha Carter V‘s original release date was October 28. In October, Wayne said he decided to split the album into two parts because after choosing from a pool of at least 31 songs. Previously, he had shared songs such as "D’usse","Grindin", and "Krazy", all of which were teased as album cuts.

Listen to "Gotti", which was the last released album cut:

via Latest News – Pitchfork