Did digital and physical sells of the Carter IV (Lil Wayne) go platinum because fans love Lil Wayne so much? Or was it that Cash Money Records CEO’s and brothers, Bryan “Birdman aka Baby” Williams & Ronald “Slim” Williams purchased hundreds or thousand of copies of the album? An artist album being shipped platinum by their record label isn’t anything new. Got to make back the money somehow right?
The Birdman has also denied speculation suggesting his label may have boosted sales by buying Weezy’s LP.
“Nah, man, that really don’t make no sense. Why would we do that?” he said. “I press and distribute ’em. Ain’t no need for me to buy ’em. That’s hustling backwards; we ain’t in it for that. I ain’t ever been a part of that type of scheme to be buyin’ records. We don’t do that, homey. We be working too hard to be — that don’t go with what we do. We truly what we do. We’re real about what we do, we work hard every day at it, and we work for the people. That’s what we do music for: for people. And we appreciate the love they give us back. But no such thing as me buying no CDs. I wouldn’t even play it like that.” (MTV)
Regardless of the underline matter right now, Lil Wayne has once again proven he gots what it takes to reach platinum status.