Lil Wayne fans won’t have to travel to New Orleans next week to catch the inaugural “Lil Weezyana Fest,” as Tidal is set to stream the entire event on Aug. 28. This comes on the heels of Lil’ Wayne announcing that he “just signed a deal with Jay Z.”
When Weezy said this at a concert back in June, many thought he had finally ditched his long time mentor Birdman, and had joined the Roc Nation family.
It was later revealed that it was in relation to Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.
Wayne’s manager, Cortez Bryant debunked all of the original Roc Nation signing rumors, saying “The Internet and blogs took his words out of context….When Wayne was speaking about the partnership with Jay Z, he was speaking about his new deal as an artist owner with Tidal.”
Back in Tha Carter IV days Wayne and Hov were going at it, when Wayne infamously threatened to kidnap Beyonce.
But with the beef behind them, two of the greatest rappers the world’s ever seen have finally decided to get some money together.
While Tidal hasn’t been received well, it’s certainly got one thing going for it: exclusive event streaming. From Jay Z’s B-sides Concert, to Summer Jam, Tidal is making some major moves.
“Lil Weezyana Fest” is also set to host the The Hot Boys reunion and will raise money to benefit victims from Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans 10 years ago.
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