The rapper was performing at the KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland, California
Lil Wayne announced on stage at a California gig that he had signed to Roc Nation.
The rapper made the announcement during the KMEL Summer Jam show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland last night (June 13).
At present, it is unclear whether he was referring to the record label arm of Roc Nation or its management roster. In January, Lil Wayne announced he was suing Cash Money Records and its owner Birman for $51m (£37m). TMZ reported that the rapper was taking legal action to free himself from the label as he believed they violated his contract by not releasing his new album ‘Tha Carter V’.
As well as severing his contract with the label, Lil Wayne asked a judge to declare him the joint copyright holder of everything released on his Cash Money imprint, Young Money, home to artists including Drake and Nicki Minaj.
You can watch footage of Lil Wayne making the Roc Nation announcement below, via Fact.
At the start of this year, Lil Wayne released new mixtape ‘Sorry 4 The Wait 2’. The mixtape was designed as an apology to fans waiting for ‘Tha Carter V’.
‘Sorry For The Wait 2’ features original colaborations with Drake (‘Used To’), 2 Chainz and Christina Milian as well as Lil Wayne remixes of hits by Beyoncé, iLoveMakonnen, Future, Bobby Shmurda, Dej Loaf and Rae Sremmurd. Download the mixtape for free here.