Lil Wayne and Birdman have still not settled their dispute over the rapper’s album “Tha Carter V,” but it looks like nothing’s going to stop Wayne from releasing new music.
Wayne (real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) has shared during an interview with “The Nine Club” that he will soon release a music project titled “Funeral.” “I have a whole bunch of good news coming soon,” the rapper said. “If you are a Wayne fan, I know we been going through tough times right now. But if you’re a Wayne fan, we able to hold our heads high.”
Birdman has yet to release a statement about Wayne's news.
This is not the first time Wayne has addressed his problem with Birdman and Cash Money Records. He has also released a few EPs without Birdman’s consent, just to satisfy his fans. He even hinted at leaving Birdman’s record company for Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella. Most recently, Wayne rapped about being a “Roc-A-Fella millionaire” instead of his usual “Cash Money millionaire” during a performance at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival in L.A.
Wayne also previously said that he has signed a contract with his “idol,” Jay Z. While many assumed that it was a recording contract, what Wayne signed on to be a part of is actually Jay Z’s online streaming service, Tidal.
The beef between Wayne and Birdman surfaced in December 2014 when the rapper took to Twitter to air his dismay over the delay of “Tha Carter V’s” release. “To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz [sic] Baby & Cash Money Rec refuse to release it,” Wayne said.
Wayne’s relationship with Cash Money started to get a little more rocky in January 2015. Before February came, Wayne slapped the recording company with a $51 million lawsuit. In January 2016, it looked like the beef was finally over as Wayne and Birdman hit the studio together. However, the good times didn’t last long. Wayne and Birdman have yet to reach a settlement, and the release of “Tha Carter V” remains unknown.