The Cash Money family has lost one member. After a three year run, Busta Rhymes is no longer part of the house that Slim and Baby built. Today, the quick spitter announced the split during a visit to Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning show. Bussa Buss cites creative conflicts during the making of his forthcoming LP E.L.E. 2 being the culprit.
“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 shit I was putting into this album, I’m not compromising my vision for it,” he said. “So if I feel like if, in the slightest way, we ain’t facilitating everything necessary for the vision to be seen through and executed in the way that I’ve been envisioning this shit for the last five years, let me live and die in my own own inequity. I just had a conversation with Bird like, ‘Listen, bro. I’m grateful and everything is love with us, but I just gotta see this through the way that I wan’t to see this through.’”
It’s up in the air whether or not Busta will take the independent route with his album a la 50 Cent or hunt for a new label home. Watch the entire interview up top.