While performing at the Abersold Recreation Center last week, Weezy told the crowd that he is now a member of the team, meaning he is now housed at the same management company as J. Cole, Rihanna, Kanye West, Beyonce and more. On Saturday, the Young Money rapper confirmed that he is in fact now a member of Jay Z’s company.
“Jay is just a good guy and he sat down and said to me friend to friend I just want to help you,” Lil Wayne told Skip Bayless in an interview on FS1’s ‘Undisputed.’ “He is just going to help me in any way he can.” Of course, any deal with Roc Nation currently will likely be management only since Weezy is still locked in a recording contract with Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne is also still suing Birdman for $51 million in unpaid dues for his last album and royalties and his album Tha Carter V has still not seen the light of day. The New Orleans rap legend also want a judge to release him from his contract citing a breach of terms by Birdman.
Where does this leave other artists signed to Lil Wayne’s label Young Money? Drake and Nicki Minaj are also both still in a contract with Young Money/Cash Money and multiple sources say they will both likely leave the label when they fulfill their five-album deal. Both Drizzy and Nicky also hinted that they will support Lil Wayne and likely side with him in his dispute with Birdman. Birdman himself is also suing another one of Jay Z’s company, TIDAL, for what he claims illegally streaming Lil Wayne music on the music streaming platform. Weezy is also now a co-owner at TIDAL.