“Lil’ Wayne Signs to Jay Z’s Tidal”
Twitter went into a complete frenzy Sunday morning after someone posted a video of Lil’ Wayne’s performance at KMEL Summer Jam Saturday night. In between hits, Lil’ Wayne stopped to make announcement:
“I just signed a deal with my motherf**king idol, Jay Z.”
Of course, the crowd erupted as Wayne nodded his head in satisfaction. This was major news as Wayne has been feuding with Birdman and Cash Money Records for months now. The feud has even ended up in a pending lawsuit.
For those who don’t know, Wayne came very close to signing with Jay Z back in 2008, but a letter sent to Hov from Birdman’s camp put a halt to that…and unfortunately, it won’t be happening in 2015 either. Well, not exactly. After the video surfaced of Wayne’s announcement everyone assumed that he was signing to Roc nation due to the lack of clarification, but Wayne’s longtime manager and friend, Cortez Bryant, set the record straight:
"The Internet and blogs took his words out of context," Bryant told Billboard. "When Wayne was speaking about the partnership with Jay Z, he was speaking about his new deal as an artist owner with Tidal."
Well, there you have it, folks. No Carter collab coming just yet, but depending on how the Cash Money lawsuit fans out, things may just take an interesting turn.