Rising rapper Lil Pump is a free agent, after his contract with Warner Bros. Records was voided.
According to Billboard, the Florida rapper’s deal was never certified by the court because he was underage.
Pump was just 16 years old when he signed with Warner.
The rapper’s attorney John Branca recently fired off a letter to Warner Bros. on Pump’s behalf, in which he points out the rapper’s age and certification issue, saying that it nullifies the deal.
Specifics of Pump’s Warner deal are unknown.
However, with the huge success of his breakout hit “Gucci Gang”, Pump is at an advantage to receive multiple offers from other labels… or remain independent.
“Gucci Gang” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart last month, which catapulted his self-titled debut album to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 after moving 46,000 equivalent album units in its first week.
In an intervew with Billboard last year, Warner Bros. said Pump and his management were able to build his profile through a network of social media influencers.
“We, as a company and as a label, needed to build and establish more of a presence in the urban space,” said Warner Bros. executive vp commerce and marketing Larry Mattera. “They clearly had insights and relationships on the urban side of the business in the network landscape, where we’re always trying to look for influencers and how to utilize social networks in a meaningful way.”
Lil Pump’s immediate plays are currently unknown.