Looks like the father won’t be emancipating the son any time soon.
Lil Wayne has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with Birdman since 2015. Trying valiantly to get off of Cash Money Records — the only label he has called home throughout his entire musical career — Wayne has sued Birdman (real name Bryan Williams) and has railed against him in public and in song. Meanwhile, Birdman has done all he could to prevent Wayne from releasing music, even pulling his verse from Dame D.O.L.L.A.’s “Loyal To The Soil.”
Now, it has been reported that Birdman has ceased negotiation talks with Wayne entirely. According to TMZ, the bastion of all things hip hop, lawyers were allegedly close to completing a deal which would finally free Weezy from the label. That is, until Birdman apparently caught wind of Wayne’s words for him at our best friends’ Camp Flog Gnaw concert:
The Bird then canceled all negotiations shortly after, apparently after “feeling some type of way” about the Roc-A-Fella shout out. Birdman’s relationship with JAY Z is frosty at best, with him suing TIDAL for releasing Wayne’s Free Weezy Album in 2015.
Either way, it doesn’t appear that Wayne will be a free agent any time soon.