Lil Wayne told a crowd in Oakland on Saturday 13th June that he'd "signed a deal with my motherfucking idol Jay Z" – it's misleading, but he doesn't mean a deal with Jay's label, Roc Nation. Instead he means he's joined Tidal as an artist owner.

Well, this actually happened at the beginning of June. Tidal executive Vania Schlogel said at the time of Weezy joining the team:

"We're honored for Lil Wayne to join TIDAL. His eagerness to release an exclusive TIDAL track and schedule a TIDAL X performance is just another example of how passionately artists care about getting their music to fans."

Apparently he could be releasing The Free Weezy Album through Tidal, too.

He joins a long list of so-called artist owners: Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Daft Punk, Jack White, Madonna, Arcade Fire, Alicia Keys, Usher, Chris Martin, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Jason Aldean, and J. Cole.

And we're still waiting for the release of his long-awaited album, Tha Carter V. The long wait is attributed to his old label Cash Money, who are refusing to release it, and whom Wayne is suing for $51 million. Ouch.