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Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

Trigger fingers turned to Twitter fingers earlier this month, when Lil Wayne aka Tunechi aka Weezy aka Mr. Carter appeared to quit the rap game via social media.

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

Lil Wayne’s illustrious career began at the tender age of 9, when the prepubescent NOLA native joined Cash Money Records. That is, Weezy dropped his first platinum-selling record when Drake was still prepping for his Bar Mitzvah. In 2005, he founded his own label imprint, Young Money Entertainment. His sixth album, Tha Carter III, was an embarrassment of riches. If Lil Wayne had only given us “Lollipop,” it would have been enough—let alone “Got Money” and “A Milli.”

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

Unfortunately, like countless artists before him, FKA Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. fell victim to his own demons. Aforementioned demons included an inexplicable desire to make rock music, which led to 2010’s Rebirth, a 12-track disaster that the Los Angeles Times called “one of the worst albums of the year.” Like Blake Lively getting her racist Goop on or Kate Upton offering unsolicited opinions on American race relations, Lil Wayne learned a hard and fast lesson about staying in his lane. In March of the same year, the rapper started serving an eight-month jail sentence for criminal possession of a weapon. He even dropped a Lucious Lyon-esque incarcerated album, in a semi-successful attempt to erase the memory of his Fall Out Boy collaboration. Having ridden out more ups and downs than a Real Housewife during the Hamptons rosé shortage, Weezy remains a hip hop legend, and one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

But on Sept. 3, the rapper tweeted, “I am now defenseless and mentally defeated and I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I’m dun.” He continued, “Ain’t looking for sympathy, just serenity…I’m good y’all don’t trip.” In a new interview with commentator Skip Bayless on his Fox Sports 1 show Undisputed, Wayne confirmed his retirement with a caveat: He’ll get back to work, when and if Cash Money Records settles his alleged back pay. Or in Wayne’s words, “Gimme mine and I’ll walk free.”

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

This isn’t the first time Lil Wayne has trashed Cash Money. In 2014, the rapper fired shots at his mentor Birdman over a label dispute. After countless delays of Tha Carter V, the rapper’s fifth and final Carter album, Wayne broke down: “I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy,” he wrote on Twitter. “I am a prisoner and so is my creativity.” The next year, Wayne confirmed the dissolution of his decade-long relationship with the label, filing a $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money. In the suit, Weezy claims that Birdman’s decision to delay Tha Carter V is in violation with his contract. He’s seeking to terminate his ties to Cash Money once and for all, taking his Young Money protégées with him—a roster that includes Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

In the wake of Wayne’s onstage invocations to “Fuck Cash Money,” fans were not surprised to learn that Weezy and Birdman were no longer on speaking terms. In July 2015, the rapper released his album “Free Weezy” in an exclusive Tidal deal, rapping, “Rest in peace to the Cash Money Weezy / Gone but not forgotten.” Birdman and his entourage allegedly responded by pelting the Cash Money turncoat with drinks and water bottles from the VIP section of Miami’s Club LIV. And because Birdman and Lil Wayne are serious power players and not Love and Hip-Hop: Miami cast members, Birdman also sued Jay Z and Tidal, citing Cash Money’s exclusive rights to Lil Wayne’s music. In his first interview since the controversy began, Birdman told journalist Angie Martinez, “Wayne is my son no matter what. That ain’t never gonna change.”

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

Along with their daddy issues and hip-hop dynasty drama, Lil Wayne and Birdman also failed to distinguish their beef from an episode of Empire with a January 2016 club reconciliation. The duo returned to the room where it happened—Miami’s Club LIV—to make nice, with Birdman announcing, “This my motherfucking son, and I’ma die for him, I’ma live for him, and I’ll motherfucking kill for him. That ain’t never changed. YMCMB for life.” But off-brand Lucious Lyon stunting aside, Wayne and his mentor’s professional beef is still raw. The Cash Money lawsuit has reportedly hit an impasse, and fans are dubious that Weezy will be freed anytime soon. Still, like I always say, if Drake could wait seven years for Rihanna to text him back, you can wait another year or two for Tha Carter V. Maybe Wayne will follow the lead of other YMCMB discontents and ditch the label for Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music—we hear he’ll sign just about anyone these days.

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

But Wayne’s legal woes haven’t scared away his diehard fan base. After announcing his retirement via Twitter, the rapper received an immediate virtual outpouring. Chance the Rapper tweeted, “I just wanna remind you that absolutely nothing and no one in this world can defeat you. Tell them devils back back.” Missy Elliott joined in, adding, “Prayers up 4 whatever u may be enduring right now this too will pass & may u find PEACE…I will always be a fan of your work.” Even hip-hop’s resident bleach blonde super villain (there’s always one) got all up in his feelings: Chris Brown shared a picture with Wayne on his Instagram, captioned, “This man helped my career in so many ways and has inspired me to live life!!! FOREVER WILL BE THE GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE!!!! NONe OF YOU RAPPERS WOULDNT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. REALISTICALLY MOST OF YALL ARE HIS STUDENTS AND DONT WANT TO ADMIT IT!!!” I, for one, would not be comforted by Chris Brown screaming at me in caps lock, but I guess it’s the thought that counts.
Drake once again followed in Brown’s footsteps, Instagramming a tribute to the hip-hop trailblazer and promising, “We are fighting until you get yours. Freedom to drop music and peace of mind.” As one of the most profitable moving pieces in the ongoing Cash Money/Lil Wayne litigation, Drake’s support is invaluable. But the sweetest Weezy shout-out came by way of Kendrick Lamar, who posted a possibly under-the-influence video of himself rapping some early Lil Wayne lyrics, before begging, “N***as talking about retiring and shit. Fuck that! Retire, quitting rap, whatever you wanna call it…Fuck that!” The expletive-laden video gets even less quotable from there, but Lamar’s plea to his hip-hop idol strikes an emotional chord.

Lil Wayne’s ‘Retirement’ and How His War Against Birdman Got This Far

Before you join the masses wailing in the streets and rending Yeezy garments apart, take solace in the fact that Lil Wayne is no recluse. The rapper performed on the Made in America festival stage just hours after his Twitter retirement. He also debuted a theme song he created for Undisputed. And just a few days ago, Wayne released a full track called “Grateful” featuring Gudda Gudda. The song swells and sermonizes about a new chapter in Weezy’s life, bragging, “They can’t put no more Weezy Baby out, that’s that Cash Money vasectomy.”

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Ditching Birdman once and for all seems like the only way for Wayne to spread his wings and soar—ideally, not toward another rock album. That being said, Weezy’s personal demons are as numerous as his ongoing litigations. The 33-year-old suffers from epilepsy, and his frequent health problems have been increasingly well covered—this summer alone, Wayne likely suffered three seizures in just four weeks. It doesn’t take a team of detectives to draw a connection between Wayne’s hospital visits and his predilection for Lean, a thick cocktail that consists of promethazine, codeine cough syrup, and, for the more culinary-inclined connoisseur, Jolly Ranchers to taste. According to an addiction specialist, sippers gradually increase their Lean tolerance, and have to drink more to get their desired high. The more Lean you drink, the more likely you are to suffer some of the more serious effects, such as seizures. In June, Wayne allegedly downed three 16-oz bottles of Lean just hours before suffering multiple seizures aboard his private jet. We’re all for Kendrick’s heartfelt mash-up, but maybe one of Weezy’s acolytes should be telling their epileptic idol to step away from the codeine? Clearly, the opiate is starting to go to his head.

SOURCE: TDB

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BIRDMAN SUED FOR SAMPLING MUSIC

We all know Cash Money CEO Birdman is no stranger to lawsuits or paying them in that matter. Well today he got hit hard by some writers in the tune of a few million dollars.

BIRDMAN SUED FOR SAMPLING MUSIC

Lil Wayne & Cash Money sampled some tracks for their song “You” and “Certified” and well apparently Birdman doesn’t want to pay up. What is ironic is Lil Wayne claims Birdman did the same thing to him as well which has a current separate lawsuit.

BIRDMAN SUED FOR SAMPLING MUSIC

Birdman and Cash Money now have to pay the veteran writers a sum of $3.3 Million although Lil Wayne is still suing Birdman for $51 Million. We’re told Birdman will be paying the writers since he just scored a huge label deal with Apple Music.

BIRDMAN SUED FOR SAMPLING MUSIC

The question is will Lil Wayne get awarded his judgement in his $51 Million lawsuit? Or we will continue to see wearing “F*ck Cash Money” hats and dissing the label. Lil Wayne might want to talk to his lawyers once Birdman’s label deal is finalized.

SOURCE: HHO

The Fire man Under Fire!

Deputies arrived at Lil Wayne’s mansion, but security refused to let them in. The cops explained they were there to seize certain assets inside the house because Wayne had not paid a $2 million judgment to Signature Group, a jet leasing company. Wayne also owes the company $200k in lawyer’s fees.

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Will & Jada ARE NOT Getting a Divorce. See Their Response Inside

Update:

Under normal circumstances, I don’t usually respond to foolishness. (Because it’s contagious) But, so many people have extended me their “deepest condolences” that I figured – “What the hell… I can be foolish, too!”

So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness… Jada and I are…

NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -)

I promise you all – if I ever decide to divorce my Queen – I SWEAR I’ll tell you myself!

‪#‎Dumb‬ People Should Have to Wear Scarlet D’s
-Will Smith

My king has spoken.

Will and Jada: Close To Divorce

It’s over! After 17 years, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are ending their rocky marriage – with a blockbuster secret divorce deal.

“For Will and Jada, holding it together these past few years has been tough because their marriage has been on life support for a long time,” an insider told Radar.

“They’re exhausted from trying to maintain the façade of a happy union,” the source continued. “They’ve decided to pull the plug in a carefully choreographed manner, [and] agree announcing their split at the end of the summer is the right move.”

The A-listers have already “worked out a confidential settlement to protect their $240 million fortune, and prepare their kids [son Jaden, 17, and daughter Willow, 14] for the fallout,” said the insider.

Hinting at their split earlier this year, the Bad Boys stud, 46, admitted that their marriage had “died” during an interview. Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith, 43, seemed to acknowledge Will’s notorious wandering eye, telling Howard Stern: “I’m not his watcher. He’s a grown man.”

She later added that she’s fine with Will’s ways, “as long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be okay.”

Rumors have persisted since 2013 that Smith romanced his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie. He’s also been pictured without his wedding ring.

Pinkett Smith also allegedly cheated in 2011 with HawthoRNe co-star Marc Anthony.

“They tried to fix things with therapy, [but] it’s not happening,” explained the source.

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Kevin Hart Says His Biggest Fear Is Finding Out His Son Will Turn Out Gay

In a new interview with Rolling Stone Magazine comedian Kevin Hartexplains that his son’s sexuality is no laughing matter. Kevin admits that as a straight man, his number one job is to make sure his son doesn’t turn out to be homosexual…
“One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear. Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic. . . . Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.

“It’s about my fear. I’m thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? Not that I’m not gonna love my son or think about him any differently. The funny thing within that joke is it’s me getting mad at my son because of my own insecurities — I panicked. It has nothing to do with him, it’s about me. That’s the difference between bringing a joke across that’s well thought-out and saying something just to ruffle feathers.

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T.I doesn’t agree with Lil Future hugging up on Russell Wilson; Russell gets Donkey of the Day

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As far as Tip, didn’t he raise Tiny’s daughter as his own even before marrying Tiny?