In recent months, there had been signs that a repaired relationship between Lil Wayne and Cash Money was approaching. But that reportedly won't be the case anytime soon.
According to TMZ, settlement talks between the label and Tunechi -- who brought a $51 million suit against them last year -- have stalled. Wayne, of course, wants his long-delayed album, Tha Carter V, to be released (among other grievances), but the label and its founder, Birdman, are reportedly not agreeing to do so.
A resolution seemed possible when, after months of tension, Wayne and Birdman started popping up together earlier this year, both on New Year's Eve and in January at a club. Then, in February, they reunited, along with Juvenile, on Mannie Fresh's single "Hate." Earlier this month, Birdman disputed Wayne's ongoing claims, saying he was not delaying the album: "Me not putting out Tha Carter V, why wouldn't I? I got a lot of money invested into Young Money and Wayne ... I think the world deserves a Carter V. Whatever he wants to do, I'm good with."
That doesn't seem to be happening, though.
In April, Wayne took a picture with Rick Ross and Trick Daddy -- who don't exactly get along with Birdman -- which added fuel to the speculative fire. Then earlier this month, on Chance the Rapper's "No Problem," Weezy addressed the situation. "Free the Carter, n---as need the Carter," he rapped, later adding, "If that label try to stop me / There gon' be some crazy Weezy fans waitin' in the lobby."
And the cherry on top of those came during a performance over the weekend, when Wayne didn't dance around the issue. "Fuck Cash Money," he shouted onstage.
Until next time.