Lil Wayne Elaborates On Recent Tweets, Says He Won't Work With Birdman Ever Again
The other week, Lil Wayne shocked fans when he put out some brutally honest tweets reflecting on his current state of affairs, mentally and otherwise, the turmoil of which stems from an on-going lawsuit and beef with Birdman and the Cash Money label.
Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.
Lil Wayne To Sell Miami Beach Mansion Following Recent Swatting Incident
Lil Wayne's been having a rough time, if that wasn't only evident by his recent tweets, it's evident by the amount of drama he's had to deal with as of late (in addition to the never-ending Birdman lawsuit), which we've reported on as well.
Lil Wayne, Rihanna, DJ Khaled Guest At Drake & Future's L.A. Show
As they did at New York's Madison Square Garden last month, Drake and Future did three consecutive Summer Sixteen shows in L.A., and night 3, which went down Saturday night, made sure to end the run with a bang. Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, and Rihanna all made appearances, making for some of the biggest stars to cross the stage during the whole tour.Ri performed "Work" and "Bitch Better Have My Money," while Wayne did his remix of Gucci Mane's "Wasted" from No Ceilings.
Lil Wayne & Young Thug: A Complete History
Young Thug has always cited Lil Wayne as his hero, but it hasn't stopped things from getting pretty weird between the two at times. Ever since Thug announced he was naming his album Tha Carter VI (later renamed Barter 6, but we'll get to that) and aligned himself with Birdman, there has been on-and-off tension between the two rappers. Things have certainly cooled down over the last little while, but it's been a wild ride, one that we've attempted to draw up in a timeline for you.
Are Lil Wayne & Mannie Fresh Working On An EDM Project?
Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh have a rich collaborative history, but Cash Money drama meant they were separated for years. Now that Weezy has turned his back on Birdman, he and Mannie are one great terms once again, and on top of working on a few collaborative tracks over the last year or two, they're apparently in the midst of doing something completely different for them.
Meet Dreezy: The New Queen of Chicago's Southside & Beyond
In the sprawling Chicago hip hop scene of today, perhaps no rapper has more artistic range than 22-year-old Dreezy. She first began to grow a significant following after she released her incomparable "Chiraq" remix in spring 2014. It's hard to believe that that song, in which she snarls like a wolverine, was made by the same person who would release the gentle R&B-pop hybrid "Body" with Jeremih 21 months later.
Drake Brings Out Lil Wayne In Houston, Shows Support For Wayne After Show
Drake's Summer Sixteen tour has been defined by the rotation of high-profile guests he's brought out. After inviting Lil Wayne out on stage in Miami a few days ago, Drake brought out Weezy once more at the tour's Sunday night stop in Houston.
Young Thug Supports Lil Wayne: "I'm With U For Life"
Young Thug and Lil Wayne have shared a complicated relationship in the past, but early Monday morning Thug joined the chorus of rappers vocalizing support of Wayne after Wayne
Artists React To Possibility Of Lil Wayne's Retirement
Earlier today, the rap world awoke to some potentially devastating news, as everyone got word of Lil Wayne venting his excruciating frustrations on Twitter and suggesting his retirement. "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS and mentally DEFEATED," he wrote at around 4 AM this morning, seemingly in response to his futile attempts to escape his contract with Cash Money Records.
Live Stream: Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival Featuring Rihanna, Lil Wayne & Chance The Rapper
Jay Z's annual Made In America festival kicks off today, and those who weren't able to attend will be happy to know that the fest will be live-streamed through Tidal. No need to groan though, as this stream is complimentary and open to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. The fest sports an impressive lineup of hip-hop and R&B including Rihanna, Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, Desiigner, and DJ Mustard. Other genres are also represented with Coldplay, Grimes, and Jamie XX set to perform.
Lil Wayne Says He's "Mentally Defeated," Hints At Quitting Rap
Lil Wayne has been struggling with his Cash Money contract for years now. With still no release date in site for his long-awaited Carter V album, and "Fuck Cash Money" declarations at his recent concert, it seems that the New Orleans rapper is losing hope, so much so, that his recent tweets suggest he has considered quitting music."I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun," Weezy wrote Friday night, adding, "ain't lookin for sympathy, just serenity."
Lil Wayne Drops The Theme Song For Skip Bayless' New FS1 Show "Undisputed"
Skip Bayless' new show on Fox Sports 1, "Undisputed" will kick off next Tuesday, September 6th, at 9:30am EST and it will feature the musical stylings of Skip's long time pal, Lil Wayne. "Lil Wayne has been a friend and frequent guest on my show," he said, "and I’ve told him how honored I am to have such a legend create such a great song for our new show."
Lil Wayne's Closes Lil Weezyana Fest By Yelling "Fuck Cash Money"
While Birdman has expressed interest in repairing his relationship with Lil Wayne, possibly because he is the defendant in Wayne's outstanding $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money, it is quite apparent that Wayne doesn't feel the same way.
Birdman Says He Wants To "Heal" Relationship With Lil Wayne; "He's Still My Son"
The ongoing saga of Lil Wayne’s disputes with his label Cash Money, and more specifically its owner Birdman, have been well documented. Lawsuits have been slung back and forth, and we still don’t have Tha Carter V. Birdman made an appearance on ESPN’s Cari Champion’s “Be Honest” podcast, and spoke on his relationship with Weezy. He declared that he intends to make things right with his former friend.
Lil Wayne Announces Special Guests For Lil Weezyana Fest 2
Lil Wayne is hosting the second annual Lil’ Weezyana Fest in New Orleans this month, but until today he’s been silent on who his special guests would be aside from his Collegrove partner 2 Chainz. Today, Weezy revealed those guests, and people who already bought tickets for the August 27 event will be more than pleased.
Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw 2016
Camp Flog Gnaw is approaching. This afternoon Tyler, The Creator took to his Instagram to unveil the line-up for this year's annual festival, which takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This year the festival spans November 12-13. The line-up this year is pretty impressive. Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and Chance The Rapper act as the main headliners. You'll also get to catch performances from Kehlani, DJ Mustard, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Action Bronson, SZA, Joey Bada$$ and many others.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Rushed To Toya Wright's Side Following Death Of Her Brothers
On Sunday this past week, we received the tragic news that both of Toya Wright's brothers were murdered in New Orleans, at the intersection of Pauge & North Miro in the 7th Ward. The brothers were shot and died as a result of their injuries-- the news was later confirmed by Toya with an Instagram post, where she asked users to pray for her family during what must be an extremely difficult time.
Lil Wayne’s Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group Put On Hold
If you remember back in May, Lil Wayne filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against his former label & Universal Music Group for allegedly cheating him out of royalties. The former Cash Money rapper is seeking at least $40 million in damages over those royalties, which comes in part from his role in discovering and signing Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga. But unfortunately for Wayne, he’ll have to wait a little while before he can see any of his money because the entire lawsuit has been postponed.
Toya Wright's Two Brothers Reportedly Shot & Killed
Rudy and Josh Johnson, brothers to Toya Wright, were reportedly shot and killed in New Orleans early Sunday morning. BET points to tweets sent out by the New Orleans department, reporting the shooting death of two men at the intersection of Pauge & North Miro in the 7th Ward.