By Amanda Wicks
Lil Wayne has made it extremely clear how he feels about Cash Money Records, so is it possible that he’s getting ready to walk away and sign with another label?
While performing at the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park, Lil Wayne made a passing comment about Jay Z’s former record label Roc-A-Fella Records that has some wondering if he’s getting ready to sign with the hip-hop mogul at Roc Nation. Lil Wayne was in the middle of his track “I’m Me,” when he replaced the lyric “I’m a motherf—ing Cash Money millionaire,” with “I’m a motherf—ing Roc-A-Fella millionaire.”
Lil Wayne made similar comments in 2015, but his manager Cortez Bryant told Billboard that he was actually referring to a lucrative deal he made by signing to be part of TIDAL. “The Internet and blogs took his words out of context,” Bryant said. “When Wayne was speaking about the partnership with Jay Z, he was speaking about his new deal as an artist owner with TIDAL.”
But with this new lyric, perhaps Lil Wayne is signaling fans about upcoming changes in 2017. Infamous, a producer he’s worked with several times in the past, seems to think so. He responded to video of Wayne mentioning Roc-A-Fella, tweeting that it wasn’t such a random slip.
At this point, Wayne is saying fuck Cash Money for life. This Roc-A-Fella shout-out was random tho: https://t.co/DiJoo7zJWC—
Eric Diep (@E_Diep) November 13, 2016
@E_Diep not that random 😶—
INFAMOUS (@INFAMOUS_) November 13, 2016