Amazon Leaks Lil Wayne'sRebirthAccidentally ships 500 copies early. Oops. Somebody is so fired. After six different release date changes, Rebirth, Lil Wayne's forthcoming rock album, isn't due in stores until February 1. But the album is now out there in the world, thanks to Amazon.com. Billboard reports that the online retail giant mistakenly sent 500 copies of the CD to customers who had pre-ordered it. A "shipping mishap" was the reason for the early leak, which caused Rebirth to show up in mailboxes this past Monday. According to Billboard, Universal MusicGroup Distribution, Cash Money Records' distributor,manufactured about a million copies of the Rebirth CD before the release date was pushed back again. A third of those went to retailers. UMGD sent out word that the CDs needed to be returned, but Amazon still somehow managed to mail out those 500copies. Nice work, everyone. High fives all around. Billboard notes that the version of Rebirth that shipped may not be the final version. So if you were lucky enough to get one of those 500copies of the album, you may want to keep it in its shrinkwrap and sell it on eBay in a few months. Shockingly enough, Rebirth is no longer available for Amazon pre-order. Posted by Tom Breihan on December 16, 2009 at 12:25 p.m.