Earlier today, Lil Wayne was revealed as the cover star for Billboard’s latest feature. In the write-up, Weezy goes into detail about what we can expect from Tha Carter V and some the business decisions behind Wayne’s legal dispute with Birdman were revealed. Mainly, the categorization Young Money as a branch Stunna’s Cash Money was outlined.
It was casually revealed in the piece that Lil Wayne is now the sole owner Young Money. That means that what was once a 51-49 percent joint venture has been granted in its entirety to Wayne. It had previously announced that C5 would be released Republic Records but with this news, it means that Wayne has the freedom to drop whatever music was being halted by the big boss. This will mark his first album not to be released under the Cash Money imprint according to Billboard.
On the move, Tunechi’s manager and attorney, Ron Sweeney said, “There’s no hard feelings or animosity. This is business, and we finally got our business straight.” Birdman and Wayne still speak on a daily basis but Weezy says he’s less trusting, focusing mostly on the outcome his long-awaited project.
A reunion between some Young Money’s marquee stars wouldn’t be completely out the question either as he sung Nicki Minaj’s praises during the same interview. Read the full feature here.
Lil Wayne and Birdman are two the biggest names in the history hip-hop, generating success as a tandem and building Weezy’s career to superstardom. Their past has been riddled with controversy as claims Birdman holding f on Wayne’s payments and the delay Tha Carter V have been reported for years. The beginning this year has seen a potential vast improvement in the pair’s working relationship as they have been spotted together on-and-f in their attempt to squash the beef. Although an alleged “hostile” turn was taken in their business discussions, Birdman told Ebro Darden in part two his Beats 1 interview that he’s trying to repair the wounds their relationship.
On his broken friendship with Wayne, Birdman said, “I’m not gon’ let it just lay like that. It’s important to me that I make sure that sh-t’s straight. I ain’t worried about it benefitting me; he deserves that from me and I’ma give him that blessing.” Birdman continued by validating the importance them squashing their beef, elaborating, “We gotta get this sh-t together cause it’s affecting our kids.”
Since Wayne’s daughter is Birdman’s godchild, the Cash Money Records co-founder is ensuring that he does everything in his power to get back on the right page with Tunechi. Hopefully, that means Wayne gets his deserved bag soon enough and our ears are finally blessed with Carter V. Watch the video below to catch Birdman’s full remarks about his “son.”