Yesterday, the sales of Tha Carter IV were announced and it was revealed the album sold over 1 million copies. Initially, projections had the album selling between 700 and 800,000 copies. But, these projections boosted on a daily basis and the album is platinum.
Due to the spike in projections and the high first-week sales of the album, many think foul play was invovled. Critics of Lil Wayne feel Birdman may have purchased copies of the album to boost sales. Birdman denies this, as he feels doing so goes against the theme of his record label.
Cash Money Records represents people doing what they have to do in order to grow rich. Purchasing additional copies of an album he intends to profit on goes against the goal. Birdman called buying copies of Tha Carter IV “backwards hustling” and something he would never do.