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Birdman Claims He's Not Delaying Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V

Alrighty, then

Back in December 2014, when Lil Wayne first publicly aired his issues with Birdman and Cash Money, he didn't mince words: "my album won't and hasn't been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it."

Though Wayne has released a bit of music in the time since -- the free mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Free Weezy Album on Tidal, and Collegrove, officially credited as a 2 Chainz album and distributed through Def Jam -- and took a picture with Birdman on New Year's Eve that suggested things were on the mend, Tha Carter V is still nowhere in sight.

Birdman, despite Tunechi's past claims, says he's not holding his label's star back from releasing his long-awaited solo album. In a new interview with Hot 97, he addressed the ongoing situation, and suggested that Wayne has the free will to release what he pleases. Here's what he had to say:

Does this mean Tha Carter V is about to drop?