Following his legal battle with the label that produced it, Lil Wayne was financially weakened. The rapper got the freedom only thanks to the support of Jay-Z. No doubt, Lil Wayne must be very happy and grateful for the gesture just made by his friend Jay-Z.
While Lil Wayne was in financial trouble following the lawsuit against his former manager Birdman Records and Cash Manager Records, as well as Universal Music Group, Jay-Z helped him pay his taxes.
Weezy made the announcement during a concert on a stage in Chicago which he took part to promote his album Tha Carter V . Lil Wayne expressed gratitude to two of his friends, Jay-Z and producer Swizz Beatz, about how they helped him financially and musically.
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"There's people like JAY-Z, he held me when I was really really down… Jay don’t want me to tell nobody, that man helped me with my taxes." – Lil Wayne tonight in Chicago #TIDALXLilWayne – 'I Ain't Shit Without You' Tour pic.twitter.com/qESixcsRGZ
— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) December 24, 2018
” There are people like Jay-Z who helped me when I was really low. At the bottom of the bottom. Jay does not want me to say it, but he helped me pay my taxes. He’s a real friend, guys, “he said.
And the rapper continues with producer Swizz Beatz, ” There are people like Swizz Beatz who have decided to send me each of the bits he will design and wants me to rap on each of them until what my situation is recovering .
It will be remembered that Lil Wayne was asking his former manager $ 51 million. The parties reached an agreement this year, after three years of legal battle.