Portland Trail Blazers guard (and MVP hopeful) Damian Lillard shared his debut album The Letter O last week under the name Dame D.O.L.L.A after teasing his talent as a rapper for years. Amidst an impressive list of features including Juvenile, Jamie Foxx, and Raphael Saadiq, nothing solidified Lillard's emergence as a legitimate rapper more than Lil Wayne's appearance on "Loyal to the Soil."
Unfortunately, Wayne's verse will be removed from the album due to an apparent request from his label.
“I am being forced to remove Lil Wayne from #TheLetterO track ‘Loyal to the Soil’…” Lillard explained in a Tweet on Tuesday, Oct. 25. “Despite my agreement with Wayne, his parent label is forcing me to remove him.”
Lillard's brief explanation doesn't make it clear whether the decision was made by Cash Money Records or Universal Republic, but the logical assumption is that Lil Wayne's ongoing disagreements and legal issues with Cash Money boss Birdman likely has something to do with it.
At the time this article was published, the verse still appears on streaming services but if Lillard's tweets are to be believed, it will likely be removed soon. Listen while you still can below.