Lil Wayne says he’s part of the Roc Nation family. During a show at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, the New Orleans native told the crowd that he’s a member of Roc Nation.
“Is it cool if I just say it? It’s the Roc,” Wayne said. “You know I’m a member of that team now.”
After sharing the news, Wayne put up the Roc’s diamond hand sign before launching back into his performance. Wayne has been contemplating a deal with Jay Z for years, dating back to the days of Roc-A-Fella Records. If Weezy’s words are true, the longtime Cash Money Records artist will finally move to another label for the first time in his career.
Wayne’s announcement may end up being another false alarm. The veteran MC has previously teased a deal with Roc Nation. Back in 2015, the rapper said he signed a deal with Jay Z. As it turned out, Wayne simply secured a partnership with Tidal.
If Wayne has actually signed with Roc Nation, there certainly have been hints about it over the past few months. Back in November, Wayne shouted out the Roc at the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival. In January, Weezy altered the YMCMB moniker for a new one referencing the Roc. “When you see me, it’s YMROC,” Wayne said at a show in Miami.