Birdman Says It’s Lil Wayne Who’s Holding “Tha Carter V” Hostage
As of late, Birdman has been painted as the big, bad wolf of Hip Hop for blocking the release of Tha Carter V, but it turns out the fate of the long-awaited album may not be in his hands after all. TMZ reports that a source close to Baby has revealed that Lil Wayne holds the master recordings for the record.
A source close Birdman tells the celebrity news site that it’s Wayne who has possession of the album’s master recordings and that Baby would be happy to release it, but the two need to settle their financial differences first. Reminder: Weezy claims he is owed an $8 million advance for the record, plus another $2 million upon its completion.
The rapper is currently suing Cash Money Records for a total of $51 million, arguing that he’s owned back royalties and never received the advance he was promised for Tha Carter V. In May, Lil Wayne also filed a lawsuit against Cash Money’s parent company Universal Music Group, claiming that it took profits that should have gone to him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.