Watch: Lil Wayne Speaks Publicly About Cash Money & Birdman Battle

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Lil Wayne performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  

Two days after tweeting that Cash Money Records and Birdman refuse to release his new album, Tha Carter V, Lil Wayne spoke out in public about the battle on Friday night (Dec. 5).

Lil Wayne: Birdman & Cash Money Records 'Refuse to Release' 'Tha Carter V'

“I was supposed to drop my new album Dec. 9, but due to technical difficulties I’m f---ed up in a bad situation,” Weezy said on stage at Vice’s 20th anniversary party. “But I will be out of this soon and I do it for y’all. So put the motherf---in’ fives up for Carter V.

Watch below.

More than 1,000 Lil Wayne fans have signed an online petition asking Cash Money and Birdman to release Tha Carter V before Christmas. “We the fans have truly been looking forward to a new release and hope you will reconsider your decision not to release it,” it reads.

Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Karen O Sing Dizzying Set List at Vice Anniversary Party

Vice’s birthday bash, meanwhile, included an all-star lineup of Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Pussy Riot, Stephen Malkmus, Yeah Yeah YeahsKaren O and Nick Zinner, Chromeo, Nicki Minaj, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Black Lips, Andrew W.K. and more. Jonah Hill and Scarlet Johansson were also on hand to perform some covers.

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