Weezy fans, throw your lighters up!
After over three years of legal strife with (now former) his Cash Money record label home and longtime mentor and label head Birdman over monetary and contractual disputes, Lil Wayne is reportedly a free man.
As reported by The Blast, Weezy’s 2013 breach of contract suit against Cash Money and Universal Music Group, which included Birdman and his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams, was settled with upwards of $10 million in court. This is according to court documents that reportedly reveal a dismissal notice for the suit filed by Wayne’s attorney, Howard King. The Blast further reports that the New Orleans rap icon is also “done” with Cash Money, presumably a release from his contract.
In perhaps the best news Weezy fans will receive all year (drum roll, please!): the dangerously-anticipated Tha Carter V album will also now be rolled out by Universal. As for that $10 million-plus shelled out by Universal, the label reportedly believes that Young Money heavyweights Drake and Nicki Minaj will rake the coins back in via recoup profits, so it’s no biggie for them.
Wayne nor Baby haven’t confirmed the reports just yet. But, the internet won’t be waiting for that, and they’re rejoicing over the news that they won’t be waiting for Weezy F. Baby’s most long-awaited project much longer either.
See their turn up for the Weezy F. (and the F is for finally free) liberation below.
WAYNE WON— Angel 🕊🏳️🌈 (@msangelrewis) June 7, 2018
THE CARTER V IS COMING YALL
2018 IS OFFICIALLY BACK ON pic.twitter.com/wkPtjDgbSn
Hold up...Carter V is coming? pic.twitter.com/DRfoWiu43A— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) June 7, 2018
Carter V pic.twitter.com/Bs6mN8O8nG— D.Ø.Ç (@DreHarris93) June 7, 2018
We getting the Carter V sooooooooooon!!!! pic.twitter.com/eTsYaDIMYx— 🌺pan (@agirlissomeone) June 7, 2018
Greatest feeling ever was opening twitter and seeing “Carter V” trending pic.twitter.com/cy4Xj1hFHC— Stephen Haynes (@AsapScrimmage) June 7, 2018
Weezy F Baby, and the F is for FINALLYYYYYYY......Let’s go 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Xoppdy9EDj— Tired Of Rasheeda&Kirk Storyline...... (@obeyyurTHURST) June 7, 2018
Man Weezy is free from his contract. Y'all dont even know how happy I am for him. Tha Carter V is finally coming pic.twitter.com/pqRiYytFKG— Philly Cheese (@OnePhillyCheese) June 7, 2018
Carter V incoming! pic.twitter.com/V36PMExZ3d— jay (@flipskylarkk) June 7, 2018
Carter V pic.twitter.com/vz0f4ceSWn— ML'sta (@MoneyLane800) June 7, 2018
I can't f'n believe it but Carter V on the way 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/3wUizYPn2R— Pac Wolf 🐺 (@ThatsKingWest) June 7, 2018
Lil Wayne officially wins Birdman lawsuit, secures $10M & freedom from his Cash Money contract Carter V is on the wayyy!!! pic.twitter.com/ZQvPYb7x9N— MILES AHEAD RADIO (@MilesAheadRadio) June 7, 2018
WAYNE WON HIS LAWSUIT!!!— Cardi T (@TariqCherif) June 7, 2018
THE CARTER V IS COMING THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!
THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE IS ABOUT TO RECLAIM THE THRONE!!!!!
I’m low key over here like this for lil Wayne and The carter V pic.twitter.com/7gLLoj1hDG— Robert M Kamb (@RobertKamb) June 7, 2018
(Photos from left: Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for BET)