Representatives For Lil Wayne Deny Roc Nation Signing
Earlier today, representatives for Lil Wayne officially rebutted reports that he has signed with Jay-Z’s newly launched Roc Nation label.
The rumors began yesterday (October 27) when an entertainment site reported that the superstar New Orleans emcee had signed with Jay-Z for a flat rate of $5 million, and would release a new version of Tha Carter III in early 2009.
Roc Nation is the cornerstone of Jay-Z’s $150 million partnership with concert promoter Live Nation. To date, Jay himself is the only Hip-Hop artist signed to the label.
The rebuttal comes as Wayne is receiving backlash from fans for missing two high-profile concert appearances in the last two days.
On Sunday October 26, Wayne abruptly no-showed a headline concert featuring Ludacris, T-Pain, and Rick Ross after being dissatisfied with the venue’s sound system.
The angry crowd of 8,000 fans were offered full refunds, and many left before the show’s conclusion following the announcement. While Ludacris did his best to salvage the show, concert officials report the Atlanta rapper was greeted with loud Wayne chants throughout his set.
Last night (October 27), Wayne again no-showed in Boston for JAMN’s 94.5 Monster Jam.
The concert was set to feature Wayne and Jay-Z as co-headliners. However, reports allege the New Orleans native refused to perform once notified his camp would be screened per the venue’s security regulations.
Forced to improvise, Jay-Z took the stage early and was supported by additional performances from Ne-Yo, Yung Berg, Brandy, Ray J, and Jadakiss.
At press time, Lil Wayne could not be reached for comment.