This story keeps getting weirder and weirder. Former Birdman protege Lil Wayne is right now embroiled in a bitter dispute with Cash Money Records, and his album Tha Carter V remains stuck on the shelf as a result. Meanwhile, current Birdman protege Young Thug, an artist with a deep and obvious Lil Wayne influence, has been planning to name his new mixtape Tha Carter 6. Recently, Wayne dissed Thug, mostly for his decision to pose naked on the mixtape’s cover art, and Thug responded by calling Wayne his “idol” and saying that he understands. But now Thug isn’t feeling so conciliatory.
In an Instagram post yesterday, Thug said that he’s being forced to change the mixtape’s title because “these fuck niggas tryna sue.” (Carter is Wayne’s actual last name, so he probably actually does have grounds to sue.) Thug will now name the tape Tha Barter 6. This isn’t a Simpsons reference, sadly; it’s because members of the Blood gang change C’s to B’s at every opportunity.
Then, in another tape last night, Thug straight up told Wayne to come to his New Orleans show: “Meet me there. Better yet, beat me there.” The camera then panned to some dudes with guns.
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It’s like the old proverb says: You’re only a man’s idol until your lawyers threaten to sue him for his mixtape title.