Lil Wayne and his label boss may be going at it, but his management is riding right by his side.
A month after Tunechi went on Twitter to air out his label, Cash Money, and its co-founder, Birdman, for delaying the release of Tha Carter V, saying he wanted "nothing to do with" them anymore, his longtime manager, Cortez Bryant, spoke out on Weezy's behalf.
"@LilTunechi built Young Money from his dreams to reality," Bryant wrote in a note posted on Instagram early Tuesday morning (Jan. 13). "Launched the careers of @Drake @NICKIMINAJ @Tyga not from their talent but from the belief in what he saw that they saw in themselves and put everything in making sure they fulfill their dreams! That’s what Young Money is about That’s the DNA of the real Lil Wayne Sacrifice himself to want his artist to be better!"
"Wayne carried Cash Money on his back for over 10 years when he could have left and did this on his own The most loyal person I know on earth! He don’t deserve the sh-- he’s going through at this point in the game. One thing for sure Two things for certain @mackmaine and myself will not let this dream die WE GOT US! #YOUNG MONEY #sorry4forthewait #freeCV."
It wasn't just Wayne that Bryant was championing, though. He also shouted out other artists on Young Money, the label the rapper founded.
"And for all our other artists that’s been loyal from the beginning and patiently waiting for their number to be called! That’s coming too! The world also will see what Wayne saw in them that’s Jae Millz Gudda Gudda Cory Gunz Lil Twist Shanell ! Once we unlock these chains It’s on Young Money!"
Weezy himself addressed the tension on his new "Sh!t" remix, off of his upcoming Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape. "Did my time at Cash Money/ Time served and released, but this agent ain’t free," he rapped.
Sorry 4 The Wait 2 should be out very soon. As for Tha Carter V -- we'll have to keep playing the waiting game for now.