According to Wayne, he now fully owns his Young Money label after reaching a settlement with Birdman a few months ago.
On June 7, over three years later, Cash Money and Lil Wayne finally settled their lawsuits for an undisclosed sum. Each side retained their stakes in previously established Young Money deals, and Wayne was paid in full. Young Money now belongs solely to Wayne, and its distribution deal with Republic remains in place. Tha Carter V will be the first album in his career to not have the Cash Money logo on it. (Billboard)
Wayne also admitted he doesn’t see himself ever hanging up the microphone for good.
“I do think about retirement. I think about how I don’t think I ever will,” Wayne said. “I must be a hell of a motherf*cker. In football, when a motherf*cker hasn’t been playing one year, we expect him to be nothing. Thank God I’m in music, and they still expect me to be up there with no one touching me, other than my own [Young Money] artists.” (Billboard)
This week, hype and speculation developed over Wayne’s upcoming Tha Carter V album.
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— Young Money (@YoungMoneySite) September 12, 2018
In July, Dipset’s Juelz Santana hinted at Tha Carter V inching closer to coming out.
— SOHH (@sohh) July 15, 2018
Earlier this year, Cash Money boss Birdman promised fans would finally hear Wayne’s long-delayed album before 2019.
“He is the best ever to me,” he said. “A lot of success comes from under his umbrella. I think it’s gonna be the biggest album of 2018, one of them. Without a doubt. It’s gonna be well worth the wait.” (Rap-Up)