In late 2014, Lil Wayne went public with his Cash Money frustrations. He took to Twitter to tell fans that the label refused to release his long-awaited album Tha Carter V, and that was just the beginning of a long feud that involved legal drama, "Fuck Cash Money" hats, and tension between Wayne and Cash Money founder Birdman.
By 2016, the situation developed mostly behind closed doors. Birdman and Wayne were spotted together on several occasions, leading fans to believe that differences were being worked out, but legal proceedings continued.
Today, Lil Wayne sounds like he's had enough. In a series of tweets, Wayne explains that he is now "defenseless and mentally defeated" before adding: "I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun."
Rick Ross and Chance The Rapper have both chimed in to offer support.
Mack Maine, president of Lil Wayne's Young Money label, also spoke up to reassure fans that this isn't the end.