Lil Wayne signs $150 million record deal?
May 2nd, 2012
04:10 PM ET

Lil Wayne signs $150 million record deal?

Lil Wayne might have 150 million new reasons to celebrate.

It's been speculated that the rap star just signed a $150 million, 4-album deal to re-up with Cash Money Records.

While his label boss Bryan “Birdman” Williams wouldn't confirm the official sum, he did tell MTV Monday that “it's probably the biggest deal ever in urban music.”

"I'm blessed to even do that,” Birdman said of the rumored astronomical figure he paid to keep Wayne, who signed to Cash Money when he was just a kid. “Whatever my son want, he can get. It's all his anyway, so it don't really matter to me."

Without Wayne, the Young Money/Cash Money empire doesn't exist, Birdman added of the rapper's central position.

Wayne himself referenced his long-standing relationship with the label on an episode of MTV’s “Hip Hop POV” a few weeks back.

"Everybody knows I came into the game at 11 years old with Cash Money Records, before we even had a major deal,” he said of his new contractual situation. “We signed a deal in I don't remember when, and I been with Cash Money ever since. So, if you're looking for integrity, I am the definition. If you're looking for a person that's gonna stay down, I am the definition. If you're looking for loyalty, I am just that."

Looks like the new deal comes at just the right time: Birdman recently told XXL magazine that Cash Money is headed to Hollywood.

He’s apparently looking to launch his Cash Money Films project with a movie starring his entire YMCMB squad, including Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes and Limp Bizkit. The title of the forthcoming project is appropriately titled, “Rich Gang.”

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  1. Happy S-xed Couples

    daz all she got is her game

    August 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lynn baldon

    im looking for a record deal with young money call me at 209 565 5252

    August 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. happy marrieds

    daz all she got is her game

    August 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. lynn baldon

    im looking for a record deal so get at me lil wayne 209 565 5252

    August 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pedro

    big sean or lil weezy?

    http://www.formvote.com/discuss.php?postid=527752443843249

    September 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brezzy

    Yo its your man brezzy contact me at dannieguest3@gmail.com

    June 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Island Guy

    LiL Wayne...has many hits that I enjoy.. 150 mil is nothing.. what was slim shady's last contract

    May 21, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Martyr2

    I wouldn't have paid him that much. Eminem would be worth that considering his long glorious career of platinum hits. He may have been doing it since age 11, but he has only blown up in the last few years. A few of his hits because of working with Eminem himself. Not saying the guy isn't good, just not 150 million good.

    May 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Emily Limbach

    The idea of giving a rapper, note the lack of the term musican, $150 million is completely idiotic. Especially when this said rapper has been in prision multiple times. What makes this musician so special? The four albums that will be created not only will have lyrics that cannot be understood but also language that children and teens should be prevented from hearing. These four albums of mindless moaning and foul language will do nothing but reek havoc upon American society. Is this really what America has come to? Rewarding people who set nothing but a horrible example.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Rocka Rolla

      Emily, I follow and agree with your points generally but the fact that an album might contain foul language and offend children does not justify it not getting made. The key is to keep it out of the hands of children. And we're skirting the most basic point: this is horrible music that no one who has any interest in making quality music takes seriously. Anyone who cares to rebuff that point, consider first how many people who actually study a musical instrument would find merit in this music? The point is those who can discern musicianship would consider this music the equivalent of junk food.

      May 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      You obviously do not like the genre which is making this post completely biased. Therefore irrelevant. If you don't like the music fine, but please don't make ignorant comments. He sells albums, and there are plenty of people who can confirm he is a musician. If you have heard some of his music, it isn't all just 'rap.' Educate yourself before making dumb posts please.

      May 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. T in Dallas

    I'd pay him $150 million to keep his cRAP music off the air. No talent. Bring back the old school rappers and MC's! This cRAP nowadays sounds like very bad spoken word poetry.

    May 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. matt

    the movie should be called "the money team"

    May 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JUGGERNAUT

    WHITES LOVE CAPITALISM, UNTIL BLACKS ARE MAKING MILLIONS

    LMAO

    May 9, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. lexi

    this is crazy

    May 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ahmed bendect

    hey...hey...hey...lets face it!!! this guy has passed through a lot of disses, insults,discrimination and lately he is having hell lots of haters,however he stands tall, and u gotta admire the success he is passing through and not to mention tht im not a great fan of his n not to hide the fact tht most of his lyrics dont actually give any sense to wht he is talking about but still some of his song went up to grammy award and siliver-plated and, now his new contract with amount of 150 million with YMCMB doesnt truely suprized me coz he diserved it!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. beezmo

    Wow talk about getting Rped...Imagine all the artists that are gonna get tossed on the side just to let this artist in the spotlight....Poeple will never figure out on how these record companies are terrorist and organised crime mobs...150 millions is like lots....Records company could probably invest less than 500.000k in me and make just as much.

    May 7, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  16. AT40 Fan

    And his voice still sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to my ears.

    May 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  17. MH

    FIRST... People...stop mention GOD!!! This is not a religious topic.
    Second... Lil' Wayne is a lyrical genius and a very smart person.
    Third... Lil' Wayne "AIN'T GOT NOTHING" on me...

    May 5, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • constantine

      They make him sound like the Jesus of rap. He is a modern day prophet(profit). I am looking forward to the next 4 albums. Father/Son...Luke12;2"For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed;neither hid, that shall not be known."

      May 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. seth cole

    capitalism is good up to a point. it is now a system for legal criminals. what happened to by and for the people and the common man.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  19. seth cole

    capitalism is good up to a point. it is now a system for legal criminals, plain and simple.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  20. SKY

    MONEY CAN PROTECT YOU FROM CERTAIN THINGS-
    BUT IT IS A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY- GET YOUR LIFE RIGHT
    WITH GOD IS THE ONLY SECURITY WORTH HAVING
    IN THE TIMES WE ARE LIVING IN....

    May 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Melissa

    I for one am a huge fan of Wayne. I like Niki and Drake, but Wayne has it buddy. I hope they come up with a movie that would be great. Wayne really and truly deserves his success and I hope he continues to thrive and grow, after all, he has a family to feed too. BE BLESSED YMCMB!!!!!!!!

    May 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  22. chaozz

    150 Million he is laughing all the way tot he bank, For singing that crap

    May 3, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  23. Fred Burst

    i want a LIL bit of popeyes with some BIZKIT on the side. To summarize what Birdman and Lil Wayne said . . . they did it all for the nookie ! or should i say cookie . . . ??

    May 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Skeptic

    @jose: don't quit yer day job. we already over quota on rappers for the next five years.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. jose the flea ramerez

    Good for Lil Wayne...heck he deserves it. But most of the others dont rap they sing cRap muzic....Btw im starting my own rap label..Its called...I phuck ur momma records...im featured as the first artist..ck it....i phuck yo momma yea dats rite...dont git upset unless ya wanna fight...u betta take a pass pho i wup dat a$$...thats why i keeps it real by phuckin only white gurls....im pretty dope eh? i knows i can spit whats good..cuz im from ur hood biatch

    May 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Måd

    Limp Bizkit. Ahahahahahahaha!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Skeptic

    Maybe now he can afford a speech therapist.

    May 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Hot Water

    I can`t wait to hear what the INTERNET RACISTS has to say about this!!

    May 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |

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