Hip-hop mogul Bryan 'Birdman' Williams denies blocking the release of Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter V, which sparked a multi-million lawsuit between the former friends.
The Lollipop singer filed a $51 million (£35 million) suit against Williams in January, 2015 accusing his Cash Money Records boss of failing to pay money allegedly owed to him for his long-delayed album Tha Carter V, which was originally set for release in 2014.
He blamed the label for preventing the release, told his fans on Twitter label bosses were holding him "prisoner" and he wanted out of his contract.
Williams has now denied the album issue isn't his fault, and he would never interfere in the rapper's creative output because it is makes no financial sense.
"I never interfered in nothing Wayne wanted to do," he told Ebro and Laura Stylez on Hot 97 radio show Ebro in the Morning. "I always embraced it. Never, man. Me not putting out Tha Carter V, why wouldn't I? I've got a lot of money invested into Young Money and Wayne, so for me, I want to get some of mine's back (sic)."
He puts it down to a misunderstanding because he "always gave Wayne anything and everything he always wanted" and he hopes that they will be able to work the situation out without the courts.
"Wayne is a boss, his own boss," he continues. "So I would never stop him from doing nothing. He's still putting out records. I could stop that s**t if I wanted to. I ain't gonna stop him from hustling. We in this for the money. We rap for the money."
Wayne, who founded Cash Money label imprint Young Money, self-released the mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2 in January, 2015 and the Free Weezy Album in July, 2015 to compensate for the delay with his Tha Carter record series.