Lil Wayne dodges seizure reports, teases new project 'Funeral'
“That’s my music. Get your roses ready.”
Over the weekend, Lil Wayne returned to news headlines via conflicting reports surrounding his decision to cancel a Saturday night performance in Curacao.
The rapper was set to headline the SummerFall concert in the Caribbean island, where other performers included Rick Ross, French Montana, Meek Mill, French Montana, Fat Joe, and more. But when he cancelled his set, reports started to spread. According to TMZ, the show’s promoters claim the rapper suffered a seizure the night before in Miami. Wayne’s reps denied the report, telling the outlet that cancellation occurred because of a “breach of contract.”
Wayne, who has suffered a share of seizures within the past few years, has yet to comment on the incident. He did however stop by The Nine Club With Chris Roberts, a skateboard podcast, and announced much bigger news — a new project, titled, Funeral.
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“Just make sure they know that Funeral is coming soon,” Wayne said towards the end of the interview. After being asked what exactly Funeral was, he added, “That’s my music.”
While there is no release date set on the project, Wayne did offer some exciting news for fans. “I have a whole bunch of good news coming soon,” he promised. “If you are a Wayne fan, I know we been going through tough times right now, but if you’re a Wayne fan, we ’bout to hold our heads high.”
Lil Wayne pledges allegiance to Jay Z, compares inability to release music to jail
The news of new music comes after Weezy recently hinted at a possible Roc Nation venture during a performance at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival. During his set, the rapper declared full allegiance to Jay Z, rapping, “That ain’t fair, but I don’t care, I’m a muthaf-ckin R.O.C. millionaire / That ain’t fair, but I don’t care, I’m a muthaf-ckin Roc-A-Fella millionaire.” The line featured a flip on the original song lyric, which included “Cash Money Millionaire.” The Jay Z shout-out and the numerous “Fuck Cash Money” barbs reportedly led to Birdman “halting” lawsuit negotiations with Lil Wayne.
As previously reported, Wayne is suing Cash Money and Birdman for $51 million. While the legal proceedings drag on, Birdman recently purchased himself a gold toilet. It’s a bold expense considering the ongoing lawsuit. “I said I ain’t gonna do it twice, but when I do, I’m gonna do it. Give it to him,” the Cash Money founder can be heard saying. In the video, which has since gone viral, Birdman also shows off his television-equipped shower and wads of cash.
At the center of the issue between Wayne and Cash Money isn’t just money owed, but also the long-gestating status of The Carter V. Both Wayne and his manager Cortez Bryant have stated the Cash Money founder has halted the release of the album. However, sources close to Birdman claim Wayne is the reason for the hold up.
Listen to Wayne’s full sit-down below.