He publicly aired out his grievances and asked for his release. “I fucking hate my label,” tweeted Waka. “Atlantic Records —– LET ME BUY-OUT FUCK!!!!”
He described in detail how the management structures of major record labels encourage them to treat artists like property.
“Labels don’t do shit for the artist #FACTS Labels don’t invest #FACTS Labels hire a bunch of amateurs to keep cost down #FACTS,” he argued, noting that “Unlike the freedoms of an entrepreneurial business, large company decision-making must pass through layer upon layer of management.”
He traces his anger to an incident in which Atlantic didn’t support him when he needed it. “The first thing the label asked after I got shot is — ‘can you go to the studio,'” he wrote. “From that day forward I knew my label didn’t care I’m just another dollar sign #GetChaMoneyYoungNigga.”