The company's longtime franchise artist has been eclipsed by Drake and Nicki Minaj. Now, he says he's a "prisoner" -- and blames the man he has called his "daddy."

Album delays are ­nothing new for Lil Wayne. But the MC sent shockwaves through the hip-hop world on Dec. 4 when he publicly blamed his label for the ever-shifting release date of his new album, Tha Carter V. Calling himself a "prisoner," he tweeted, "I want off this label and nothing to do with these people." The barb was aimed at Cash Money's co-founders Bryan "Baby" and Ronald "Slim" Williams -- who signed a prepubescent Wayne in the early 1990s -- but particularly Bryan, whom Wayne, 32, has described as a surrogate father.

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