Nearly three years after signing with the record label Birdman built, Busta Rhymes parts ways with Cash Money Records.
During a visit to SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning”, the rap vet said his departure was due to creative differences.
“Nothing happened in a negative way,” Busta explained. “I was there for two years and the opportunity was a great opportunity at the time because of the type of deal that was done. For me, with this particular project and all of the sacrifice that went into it — recording the album for five years, I [lost] Chris Lighty making this album, I [lost] my father making this album — the sh*t that I was putting into this album, I’m not compromising my vision for it.”
Busta announced the deal with Cash Money in November 2011, but never released an album on the label.
“If I feel like if, in the slightest way, we ain’t facilitating everything necessary for the vision to be seen and executed in the way I’m envisioning this sh*t for the last five years, let me live and die in my own own inequity, homie,” he explained.
Despite the split, Busta said they may work together in the future. “After I see this through, if there’s other opportunities for us to explore as businessmen together, let’s continue to do it.”
Earlier this month, Busta dropped new single Eminem-featured single, “Calm Down,” off his 10th album E.L.E. 2, coming soon.