Lil Wayne has had enough. In a string of early morning tweets on Saturday (September 3), the iconic rapper appears to have bowed out from hip-hop.
Frustrated over his ongoing legal battle with his longtime label home Cash Money Records and CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams, and following a visit by the Miami police on Friday afternoon, after they received a false report of a shooting at his home, Wayne tweeted the following:
Rappers announcing their plans to retire and then not actually retiring isn't new. In fact, Wayne previously threatened retirement in 2012. Hours after Wayne's initial tweet, however, Young Money president Mack Maine promised fans Wayne isn't the "quittin type."
But if Wayne did want to walk away from making music, avoiding lawsuits and court dates and expensive lawyers, who could blame him? For an artist who has released close to 40 projects and sold millions upon millions of records, Weezy has nothing left to prove. It would be unfortunate if his career were to end on such a sour note, especially when he's still capable of performing at such a high level, but Weezy has already cemented his status as a "living legend."
2016 has been a big year for retirement threats. Lupe Fiasco threatened retirement (for what seems like the millionth time) this past June, while Bow Wow followed suit in August. If Lupe were to actually retire from hip-hop, like Wayne, it would be a shame; it's doubtful anyone will miss Bow Wow if in fact he doesn't deliver another verse.
In response to Wayne's retirement threats, Chance The Rapper, whose current single "No Problem" features a guest 16 from Weezy F., tweeted the following:
Chance is right - no one in the world can defeat Lil Wayne. But, man, Birdman is making things awfully difficult for his former superstar.
By DJ Z, who loves to argue with you on Twitter.
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