Lil Wayne is set to release a handwritten memoir from his time in Rikers Island when the rapper was serving a sentence for gun charges, titled Gone ‘Til November, and in it Dwayne Carter Jr. offers plenty of drama and gossip. Wayne also discusses finding out while behind bars that his girl slept with Drake, although the encounter happened before she hooked up with Lil Wayne. Despite the timeline Carter was still royally pissed at the news and explained that she did not tell him about the Drizzy escapade even though it was in her past.
In the journal entry with the title Bad Day Lil Tunechi wrote “No writing, prayer, Bible, sleep. Another one.”. Another entry called As a Man around the same time explained that “ I woke up still feeling f–ked up about the f–ked-up day that I had. Hell is what it was! I’m used to arguing with my girl on a daily basis…but finding out that she f–ked Drake was the absolute worst thing I could’ve found out.” Weezy continued with “As a man, honestly, that s–t hurt…and not because it was Drake. It could’ve been any man and it would’ve hurt the same. She said it happened way before we got together, but she just never told me. When Drizzy came to see me, he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s true…Don’t f–k with her like that ’cause I did f–k her.’ Damn! At that point, it didn’t matter to me when it f–king happened…because the f–king happened!” Lil Wayne made peace with the news though, shown in the entry “As a man I’ll admit that s–t really f–ked me up, but hey, f–k that ho! Love is blind, that’s why I say make sure that bitch is a seeing-eye dog.”
New developments show that Lil Wayne is not interested in reconciling with Birdman and label Cash Money Records, and the $1 million lawsuit will continue as planned. When Weezy performed at Comerica Park in Phoeniz, Arizona ober the weekend the rapper had plenty to say to fans over the whole dispute. Lil Wayne definitely has fans on his side and he was very vocal in his diss of Birdman, a man who used to be called a father figure by Weezy.
At the concert Lil Wayne told the crowd “Before I go any further, I want y’all to know I got two new albums coming y’all way. Fuck the Birdman. Fuck Cash Money. I’m going through a lot of bullshit right now. These niggas got me in bars right now. They don’t want to see me make good music. I don’t know what the fuck’s going on, but fuck them niggas. And I just want you to know if anything, if you thought that for any second I gave a fuck about it, I can’t because I got people like y’all that’s still supporting me.”
Lil Wayne is now a part owner in TIDAL, and the Free Weezy album has been released and is included in this platform. The beef between Weezy and Baby stems from Tha Carter V release being blocked by Birdman and the label. In July 2014 Lil Wayne announced that another album was also in the works, called Da Other Album. After Wayne’s statements in Phoenix it is obvious that the Lil Wayne / Birdman feud will not stop any time soon. Watch The Video Below:
MySpace is a blast from the past, one that many popular musical artists today would rather forget about. Without this social media platform Drake may not be the same popular Toronto rapper that he is though. Many mistakenly believe that Drizzy’s rise to fame happened because of the 8 years that the rapper spent playing Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi High: The Next Generation but the truth is that MySpace helped Drake get discovered and gave his musical career a big boost.
During an interview with W Magazine Drake discussed that period in his life, explaining “That was part of the reason I was kicked off the show. Back then, I’d spend a full day on set and then go to the studio to make music until 4 or 5 a.m. I’d sleep in my dressing room and then be in front of the cameras again by 9 a.m. Eventually, they realized I was juggling two professions and told me I had to choose.” MySpace was new territory for artists, and Drake talked about the platform and how he used it. “Initially, I think I just didn’t know what would happen. I was this rapper with a little bit of buzz, the internet was taking over, and I didn’t know the power of the internet at that point. The true power of social networking and the things we are so emmersed in now. There wasn’t an artist that had been 100% birthed from that outlet.”
Lil Wayne is mad, and the hip hop artist has filed a multi million dollar lawsuit against Universal Music Group for withholding profits that the Young Money head honcho was due for artists Tyga, Drake, and Nicki Minaj. UMG is the Cash Money Records parent company, and Young Money Records has a joint venture with CMR. In the lawsuit there are allegations from Lil Wayne that Universal has witheld and failed to pay tens of millions of dollars for the 3 artists. The lawyer for Lil Wayne released a statement explaining that Cash Money had a debt with Universal for $100 million that was paid for advances.
The lawsuit filed by Lil Wayne alleges that profits for YMR should not have been withheld to cover CMR debt, since CMR only owns 51% of YMR and Lil Wayne directly holds the other 49% himself. According to a respresentative for Lil Wayne’s lawyers “Ignoring Lil Wayne’s documented ownership interest in the records of these artists, Universal confiscated Wayne’s profits to repay the large Cash Money Records debt for which neither Wayne nor his Young Money Entertainment company has any responsibility. Universal further deprived Wayne of millions of dollars in SoundExchange royalties owing on account of his ownership of these records.”
A representative for Universal Music Group gave a statement to Rolling Stone explaining “These claims are entirely without merit. It should be no surprise that we learned of the lawyer’s complaint through the news media. We don’t intend to dignify this with further public comment except to say that we will vigorously contest it and that the merits of our case will carry the day.” The Hollywood Reporter has issued a report stating that Lil Wayne is asking for $40 million in the lawsuit.
There is no longer a valid agreement between YMR and CMR, the joint venture expired in June of last year. The latest Lil Wayne lawsuit is also separate and in addition to the one filed last year by the hip hop artist against Birdman, the head of Cash Money Records, which asks for $51 million. This initial lawsuit caused a lot of infighting and bad blood in the music industry but Lil Wayne and Birdman have made attempts to tone things down even though this lawsuit has not been resolved yet either.
During his NYE party held at the Miami hotspot E11EVEN Drake dropped some hints about when his newest album Views From The 6 will be out, telling friends and the crowd that the record is coming very soon. Any news about Drizzy’s latest album is a hot topic because Drake has been so secretive abut everything from the cover to the tracks included to when the album will be released for the public to hear. Fans are eagerly waiting for a chance to hear some of the tracks on Drake’s newest album once it is released, and 2016 could shape up even better than 2015 did for Aubrey if the album is as successful as many expect it will be.
Recently Rick Ross seemed to step into the feud between Meek Mill and Drake, and this surprised many because Ross has always seemed to have a good relationship with both artists. In 2011 Rick Ross signed Mill for Maybach Music Group and has been like a surrogate father/brother and a mentor to Mill ever since. In the past Ross has worked and collaborated with Drake, and the pair seemed to have a friendly relationship. The new Color Money track puts this into question with the subliminal dig that many say is directed straight at Dizzy and is in defense of Meek Mill. The lyrics of the song include the lines “Color money got your bitch out on a world tour/ My lil’ homie made a million on his girl tour/ We back to back and down to whack a n—a unborn/ Miami n—as got them changing all the gun laws/ So run, Forrest, got some shooters and they dying, too/ I got more money than that p—y that you’re signed to.”
During a December 3rd interview on the Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club program Ross was asked whether he was trying to take a shot at Drake because of the Drizzy/Meek Mill feud. Ross responded by saying “That record is what it is. It’s a lot of different people that’s gonna interpret it a lot of different ways, and it is what it is.” When the interviewer tried to determine whether Ross was simply playing with words or if the artist meant to diss Drake on purpose Rick commented “Everybody who know Rozay, know how I get down. And when I come, I come. So, I’d just say, let’s see how it unfold. We most definitely know how I come and what I do. I don’t play no games.” Apparently Ross meant to hit at Drizzy and his lyrics were no coincidence.
The Color Money lyric “that p—y that you’re signed to” has also raised questions. Is Rick Ross talking about J. Prince? Is it a reference to Birdman? Is it a diss at Lil Wayne as well? When Ross was questioned about this line and who it was referring to he stated “Weezy my homie. I was just with Weezy the other night at the club; he was just on the remix with me. J. Prince, that’s my big homie. Anything else, take it how you want it. Take it how you want it.”
What about Birdman? Ross denied a relationship with the big boss, saying “I don’t have one with Birdman. If you read The Source magazine, you would see that, right now, me just seeing what Wayne going through as an artist, him being a boss, me idolizing Birdman at a time, me looking up to Lil Wayne, Wayne being the first artist to make so many feats, not just as an artist, but an artist coming from the South — that’s something that I took personal. So, for me to see the way things are transpiring, I can’t respect that. And I don’t respect that. That ain’t the way this game built to be on, and I ain’t wit it. And I ain’t nobody you could play with.”
Last month, Drake and Wayne had everyone talking about their anticipated tour. The “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour will kick off on August 8th and will travel to 31 different cities.
When asked about the tour, Lil Wayne explained the the set list will be set up like a battle with him and Drake going back and forth with their hits. In addition to talking about the tour, he confirmed that Drake will have a few other features on ‘Tha Carter V’ besides “Believe Me”. Check out the video below.
Drake was spotted partying with Lil Wayne and Birdman at Stereo Live in Houston. There was also other artist out there as well including Machine Gun Kelly and J. Cole. Listen to what J. Cole had to say about Drake below, as well as photos from the event and video footage of Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Drake on stage.
Drake attended Stereo Live last night in Houston, where Young Money artist Lil Wayne was host for the evening. Drake wanted to clear the air once again for any one who still had their doubts about him staying with Young Money/Cash Money, so while on stage he told the crowd his was going to rock with Young Money for life. Catch the video after the jump shot by Derick G.
Lil Wayne‘s latest single titled “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future official music video has released today. The video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis. Watch the video below and let us know what you think?