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Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V was supposed to be out in October, but on the release day, Wayne put out a public service announcement to declare that the album was delayed because he’s been too busy skateboarding. He confirmed a December 9 release date for part one of the album, but things took a turn this week.

On December 4, Wayne fired off a series of tweets explaining that his album wasn’t coming out because Birdman and Cash Money refused to release it. “I want off this label and nothing to do with these people,” he tweeted, “but unfortunately it ain’t that easy.”

The tweets triggered a lot of speculation from fans, but yesterday TMZ talked to Wayne’s manager, who said everything was cool and Wayne wasn’t going anywhere.

Last night, however, Lil Wayne performed at a VICE event in New York City, and he used the opportunity to address the issues at hand. According to him, things still aren’t all good. “I’m fucked up in a bad situation, but I will be out of it soon, and I do it for y’all,” Wayne said. “So put them motherfuckin’ fives up for Carter V.”