Great news for all the Weezy fans out there – Lil Wayne is not retiring.
The Martian appeared on Skip Bayless’s Undefeated show to talk football, but they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to quiz Wayne on his recent tweets, which many took as a statement about his retirement.
The “legendary” rapper said his tweet was sent in frustration, but that he stands by what he said. ICYMI, Weezy said he was “defenseless and mentally defeated” following the drama he’s been through over the past few years in his label situation with Birdman.
Wayne said he’ll never work with the Cash Money boss again, which given that he’s still signed to the label puts the possibility of hearing a new body of work from Wayne at zero until the situation is resolved – something he’s referenced a few times, alleging that Birdman is holding back his The Carter V album.
I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
ain't lookin for sympathy, just serenity— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
The New Orleans native and Birdman had a great relationship for many years, with Baby even referring to Wayne as his “son”, but the two have been caught in a legal battle since 2014, with Wayne bringing a $51 million lawsuit against the label, alleging that they withheld royalties from the success of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, all Young Money – a subsidiary of Cash Money – artists.
“I have a family. I have kids, I have a mother. We got bills. This is business… Give me mine and I’ll walk off free, smiling,” Wayne said.
So as soon as Weezy’s free, we’ll hopefully get new music.