With Lil Wayne selling a million records or 900,000+ units (depending on your source), many onlookers are in disbelief in the rapper’s album sale success. In so much disbelief that people are pointing fingers at his Young Money label for allegedly buying most of the tallied copies of Tha Carter IV.
The CEO of YMCMB/Cash Money Records, Birdman has been getting heat for supposedly buying most of the album units of the chart topping project. The 42 year-old entrepreneur stopped by Sway Calloway’s morning radio show and addressed the rumors:
“Nah, man, that really don’t make no sense. Why would we do that? I press and distribute ‘em. Ain’t no need for me to buy ‘em. That’s hustling backwards; we ain’t in it for that. I ain’t ever been a part of that type of scheme to be buyin’ records. We don’t do that, homey. We be working too hard to be — that don’t go with what we do. We truly what we do. We’re real about what we do, we work hard every day at it, and we work for the people. That’s what we do music for: for people. And we appreciate the love they give us back. But no such thing as me buying no CDs. I wouldn’t even play it like that.” [Source]
Hmm. You do know that If they did buy copies of the album, it would be an easy tax write-off…I’m just sayin’…
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