The never ending saga between Cash Money Records and Lil Wayne over $51 million in unpaid royalties has left both Weezy and his fans unsatisfied. The legal drama between Wayne and Birdman has turned violent at times (Wayne’s bus shooting, drinks thrown at LIV in Miami) and of course, a delay Wayne’s highly-anticipated album Tha Carter V. Just a month ago, Wayne threatened retirement on social media and has sworn many times that he will never work with Birdman again.
Cortez Bryant, Wayne’s longtime manager has spoken out about the situation for the first time on the Rap Radar podcast. Bryant reveals to B. Dot and Elliott Wilson that after “Believe Me” became a hit, they had struck a deal with Google with the plan to release Tha Carter V for free, but Cash Money rejected the deal.
“We had a deal cut with Google where they were going to back the album and put it out for free. When I presented it to Slim & Baby, they didn’t get it and the label was against it.”
Bryant also discussed managing Nicki, Cash Money’s money problems, and Weezy’s talks of retirement. Watch the full 90-minute interview above.