Why Lil Wayne & Young Thug Fell Out

Ben Westhoff explains what went wrong between Lil Wayne and Young Thug (pictured), who once had a kind of mentor and protege relationship: ‘Young Thug comes from Atlanta and has obvious similarities with locals like wannabe astronaut Future. But his most direct influence is clearly Lil Wayne, the man with whom he’s currently beefing. Thug used to idolize Wayne. When Wayne said that “Tha Carter V” would be his final album, Thug announced that his album would be called “Carter 6” as an hommage. The pair, label-mates at Cash Money, even collaborated together, but for reasons that aren’t entirely clear began to fall out last year. Their beef was undoubtedly tied up in Wayne’s problems with Cash Money co-owner Birdman, with whom Wayne was famously close for years, but whom he’s now suing over compensation. He’s also furious that the imprint won’t release “Tha Carter V,” but this delay is not entirely a surprise.’

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