Report: Lil Wayne has sole possession of "Tha Carter V" master recordings.
In December 2014, when his relationship with Cash Money began to fully break down, Lil Wayneclaimed that the label was refusing to release Tha Carter V. According to a new report from TMZ, Wayne is in sole possession of the Tha Carter V master recordings and won't hand them over to Birdman and Cash Money until he gets paid.
During a recent interview with Skip Bayless, Wayne explained that the comments he made earlier this month, in which he described himself as "mentally defeated," referred to Birdman. "I have a family. I have kids. I have a mother. We got bills. This is just business," he told Bayless. "Once the business is right, everything is right."
Birdman is notorious for not paying anyone. It's a business strategy that has helped him become a very rich man. Wayne's $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money, filed nearly two years ago, is still pending.