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Lil Wayne not signing to Roc Nation

By | Published on Monday 15 June 2015

Lil Wayne

For a brief moment this weekend it looked like Lil Wayne had found a way out of his impasse with Cash Money Records, and was heading to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, which might then be able to finally get the ‘Tha Carter V’ album out. But alas no.

As previously reported, Wayne claims that Cash Money has failed to pay him a $10 million advance that was due on his as yet unreleased new long player, and that as a result of that he should be cut loose from his contract with the record company. The legal squabble has put the release of his new record very much on hold.

Then this weekend Wayne was Instagrammed announcing to fans at the KMEL Summer Jam in California: “I just signed a deal with my motherfucking idol Jay Z”. Which sounded like something exciting, hence all the chatter that Wayne was moving to Roc Nation. But hold your horses there all you hype men, because it turns out this is the opposite of exciting. It just related to Wayne becoming a Tidal ‘artist owner’.

The rapper’s manager Cortez Bryant told Billboard: “The internet and blogs took his words out of context. When Wayne was speaking about the partnership with Jay Z, he was speaking about his new deal as an artist owner with Tidal”.

So, as you were.