Lil Wayne Calls Himself A “Prisoner,” Claims Record Label Won’t Release ‘Tha Carter V’

Looks like we may have to wait even longer for Tha Carter V, and Lil Wanye is NOT happy about it. The rapper unleashed a multi-Tweet tirade on social media yesterday accusing Cash Money Records of refusing to release the long-awaited album—and it got even uglier from there. He called himself a “prisoner” and says that he wants off the label, which has been his home for nearly two decades.

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“To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it,” he began the four-part text“This is not my fault. 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. 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 for me and this album. But thank you.”

These are strong words from a man who had a stint as the president of the company for a short time in 2007. The album, which Weezy says will be his “final solo record,” was slated to hit shelves at the end of October until the release date was pushed back to an indeterminate time. According to the Cash Money website, the album is still “coming soon.” We hope that doesn’t change after today.

Lil Wayne is definitely not the only artist who has gone head-to-head against their record company. Head up to the gallery above for 15 superstars who have had some major beef with their labels.

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