After stunning the hip-hop world with a series of tweets last December in which he called himself a "prisoner" of Cash Money records, Lil Wayne raised further eyebrows with a reported $51 million lawsuit aimed at extricating himself, and his YMCMB imprint, from his long-term label home. In a new interview published today in Rolling Stone, Wayne addressed the rift and what it means for his music career. Here's what we learned.
1. The suit against Birdman and Cash Money is very real and very personal.
2. Tha Carter V still isn't scheduled to be released anytime soon.
3. When he gets down about things, he turns to weed to raise his spirits.
Reported to have given up on alcohol and promethazine after health scares, Wayne uses weed as his pick-me-up of choice. "I'm human," he says of the emotional toll of his fallout with Cash Money. "But it's nothing that a good blunt can't cure."