Rapper Trinidad James has been dropped by bosses at Def Jam Recordings.

The hip-hop star, real name Nicholas Williams, was signed to the iconic label in 2012 by fellow rapper Sha Money Xl for a reported $2 million (£1.2 million), and his debut single All Gold Everything performed well in the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip-Hop charts in the same year.

However, on Saturday (02Aug14) Williams revealed he and the label had parted ways in a post on Twitter.com.

He writes, "I should tell yall (you all). I got dropped by the Label. My Album is now free. If u (sic) hear ur (your) beat or verse on it. I hope u want dap cuz i got no money (sic)."

Williams gave no explanation as to why the label has dropped him.