Damian Lillard Forced to Remove Lil Wayne From ‘The Letter O’ Album
Damian Lillard's The Letter O album has been altered due to Lil Wayne's ongoing dispute with Cash Money Records. The Portland Trailblazers point guard had to remove the Lil Wayne-assisted "Loyal to the Soil," which you can hear above, from the new LP.
"Unfortunately, I am being forced to remove Lil Wayne from #TheLetterO track 'Loyal to the Soil'..." Lillard wrote on Twitter Tuesday (Oct. 25). "Despite my agreement with Wayne, his parent label is forcing me to remove him."
It's unclear whether Cash Money, meaning Birdman and Slim, or Universal actually vetoed the feature, but Wayne recently spoke about his issues with Cash Money Records during an appearance on ESPN's His & Hers. Weezy compared his situation to Chris Bosh's problems with the Miami Heat. The Heat will not let Bosh play due to concern over his health, but they also refuse to release him until March. This would make him ineligible to be on a playoff roster.
"It’s a perfect example that you aren’t bigger than the game,” Wayne said. “You’re not bigger than the team, and once you’re off the team, it’s not—we don’t care. Once you’re off the team, we don’t care. We’re still a team and we have to conduct ourselves as such, and we have to make the most for us. Reason being, I’m going through the same situation myself. So I know how it is. Everything I’ve done for them, they wouldn’t be them without me, but I’m off the team, so it’s, ‘Screw him as long as we can. Make sure we screw him as much as we can, and when we can’t no more, let’s see what happens.'”
Lil Wayne has made it clear he is done with Cash Money and Birdman. The New Orleans native has even severed his familial ties to Birdman, who served as a surrogate father to Weezy. "His last name isn’t Carter, baby. He’s not family," Wayne said in a recent interview promoting his new book Gone ‘Til November.
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