In a series of tweets posted on Thursday, Lil Wayne lashed out at his longtime record label, Cash Money, for stifling “my creativity” and refusing to release his latest album, Tha Carter V.
“This is not my fault,” Wayne wrote. “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.” He added, “I am a prisoner and so is my creativity.”
Tha Carter V is supposed to come out on December 9th, two months after its originally announced release date of October 28th. Presumably, the album will be delayed once more.
Update – Friday, 12:00pm: In an interview with TMZ, Lil Wayne’s manager Cortez Bryant disputed that the rapper was leaving Cash Money Records, saying everything is “good.” However, this morning, Wayne posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, “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”
Cash Money/Young Money Records is also home to Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Young Thug, among others.