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15 June 2015, 11:32 | Updated: 15 June 2015, 11:38
Weezy widens the rift with his current Cash Money label.
Lil Wayne has signed a deal to join Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.
Weezy announced the news while on-stage at the KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland. “I just signed a deal with my motherfu**in’ idol, Jay Z,” he told the crowd, who cheered with approval.
His manager, Cortez Bryant, later clarified Wayne’s comments, telling Billboard that “When Wayne was speaking about the partnership with Jay Z, he was speaking about his new deal as an artist owner with Tidal.” The 'A Milli' rapper joins sixteen artists – Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Jack White, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jay Z, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Usher – who are already co-owners of the service. His latest single 'Glory', from his upcoming album 'FWA' (Free Weezy Album), was premiered on Tidal last week.
Following the announcement there was speculation that Wayne had left current label Cash Money and signed a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. The New Orleans rapper is currently locked in a $51 million legal battle with Cash Money.