Lil Wayne has signed a new deal with Jay Z's music streaming service, Tidal.
According to NME, the rapper initially hinted at a possible Roc Nation deal during his performance at KMEL''s Summer Jam concert in Oakland, Calif. Saturday evening.
Calling Jay his "motherf****** idol," the rapper talked to fans in a calm and cool manner. The news follows the release of the rapper's latest single, "Glory" on the rap mogul's music streaming service, Tidal. Karen Civil, Digital/Marketing Curator and friend of Wayne's confirmed the news via Twitter Sunday afternoon.
"When Lil Wayne said "I signed a deal with my idol Jay Z".. He was referring to his new deal with #Tidal," she wrote.
Fans have been hoping for the two to reconnect once again. In the past, Lil Wayne was reportedly in talks with Jay Z to sign to Def Jam under the Roc-A-Fella Records roster. Wayne spoke about the deal that never was with Elliott Wilson's CRWN series in 2014. "It wasn't like Jay was reaching out for me or nothing," he said. Like needed me, 'I need—I want you over here.' He expressed interest. And I took that and you know me...I was on the first thing smoking. So, I went over there and we met. I met with Jay. But the history turned out to be where history is."
Wayne is still in a legal battle with Cash Money Records and has requested to be a joint copyright holder for all content released through his imprint Young Money, home to artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj.