Lil Wayne Points Festival-Sized Middle Finger at Cash Money

The animosity between Lil Wayne and Bryan “Birdman” Williams has been intense and well-publicized. It started (or at least moved into the public eye) in December of 2014, days before Tha Carter V was set to drop, when Wayne accused Williams of delaying the completed album’s release. “I am a prisoner and so is my creativity,” he said, claiming he wanted out of his contract with Cash Money Records, but wasn’t allowed to leave.

Lil Wayne Wants to Spend the Night in Paris

Fans of Lil Wayne would like a reason to believe that the Weezy circa Tha Carter II and III still lives somewhere in him. A sure measure that that still isn't happening: ending up on TMZ.com. How does he end up there? By collaborating with Paris Hilton. The celebrity website has assembled its own video to accompany "Last Night," a track by Afrojack rumored to have been originally intended for her that showed up on Pitbull's Global Warming album.

The Old Music

This week, we have new music from Bob Dylan, Empress Hotel, Ralph Stanley and The XX; and previews of shows this week by Amanda Palmer, The Walkmen, Nasimiyu, Lewis Black and more.

Time Out from Skating?

Lil Wayne's strength is that he's never been obsessed with keeping it real; in fact, he's at his best when he's keeping it unreal. The new Dedication 4 mixtape with DJ Drama is heavy on the sex fantasies, but he's obviously entertaining himself with his own imagination, seeing how far out he can go. For me, that's him at his best. I laughed out loud at "I got B's like a student / bitch I am not a human and this dick is therapeutic."

Juvenile Arrested, Free Nesby Phips

TMZ reports that rapper Juvenile was arrested in Miami for disorderly conduct in a hotel nightclub:

But around 7AM, cops say Juvenile--who's listed at 5'11, 150 lbs--was involved in a fight that began inside the nightclub and spilled outside to the front of the hotel. 

Security told police the people involved in the fight were "creating a threat to life and property as well as the overall safety of the patrons inside."

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