Lil Wayne's rap career has been an uncertainty over the past few years. His very public feud with Birdman over his lack of payment from the Cash Money Records boss has put his Carter V album on hold indefinitely, which was originally set to be released sometime in 2014. But Wayne dropped a bombshell during a concert last week that may lead to him releasing new music in the near future.
Lil Wayne insinuated during a concert at Pennsylvania's Slippery Rock University that he is a member of Jay Z's Roc Nation team. "Is it cool if I just say it?" asked Wayne. "It's the Roc! You know I'm a member of that team now," he said. After he made that statement, he put up the famous dynasty sign that Jay has made so famous.
This isn't the first time that he has pledged allegiance to Jay Z. Back in 2015, Wayne announced that he signed a deal with Jay Z, which ended up being a partnership with Hov's Tidal music streaming service. Wayne also shouted out the Roc at a concert in November of last year when he changed the lines of his song "I'm Me" from "I'm a motherf*ckin' Cash Money millionaire" to I'm a motherf*ckin R-O-C millionaire." In addition, the New Orleans native said in January of this year that he was repping "YMROC," a combination of his Young Money label, and Jay Z's Roc Nation label.
There hasn't been a formal announcement regarding Wayne's signing with Jay's label, but if what he is saying is true, Jay has finally accomplished something he has been looking to do for some time now. Wayne said in an interview last year that Jay Z tried to sign him to his Roc-A-Fella Records label back in 2005 to a deal worth $175,000. Wayne (predictably) declined the offer.