Lil Wayne Sues Birdman for $51 Million USD

Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money Records, following up the release of

Music
53,371 Hypes 0 Comments

Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money Records, following up the release of Sorry 4 The Wait 2 by officially filing a lawsuit against Birdman and the label. TMZ reports that Wayne has accused Birdman and co. of violating his contract by withholding the $10 million USD (which includes an $8 million USD advance) the label owes him for the long-delayed Tha Carter V — thus entitling Weezy to walk away from Cash Money completely. The rapper isn’t just looking for freedom, however — he’s suing for a grand total of $51 million USD and wants the judge to declare that he is the joint copyright owner of all recordings on Cash Money’s Young Money imprint, which includes Drake and Nicki Minaj among others.

TMZ goes on to report that sources close to Wayne have said that he’s still willing to let Birdman and Cash Money release Tha Carter V, but only once he’s been paid what he’s owed.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Birdman Reveals He Gave Lil Wayne $500 Million USD When He Struck a Deal With Universal
Music

Birdman Reveals He Gave Lil Wayne $500 Million USD When He Struck a Deal With Universal

Drake and Nicki Minaj also received a $500 million and $400 million USD paydays respectively.

Lil Wayne’s 2011 'Sorry 4 the Wait' Mixtape Hits Streaming Platforms
Music

Lil Wayne’s 2011 'Sorry 4 the Wait' Mixtape Hits Streaming Platforms

Initially released as an apology for the delay of ‘The Carter IV.’

The Hundreds Teams Up With Cash Money Records For Expansive Collection
Fashion

The Hundreds Teams Up With Cash Money Records For Expansive Collection

Full of ‘90s and ‘00s nostalgia.


Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 The Wait' Mixtape to Arrive on Streaming Services This Year
Music

Lil Wayne's 'Sorry 4 The Wait' Mixtape to Arrive on Streaming Services This Year

The 2011 project heard Wheezy on cuts from Beyoncé, Drake, Adele and more.

Northern Lands: Copenhagen - Preview

Northern Lands: Copenhagen - Preview

With the wrapping up of Copenhagen’s fashion week, HYPEBEAST introduces a new video series

Y-3 2015 Fall/Winter Boost QR
Footwear

Y-3 2015 Fall/Winter Boost QR

As the Paris fashion show represents a period of renewal, so too does Y-3 follow suit by

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's Video Shoot for "FourFiveSeconds"
Music

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's Video Shoot for "FourFiveSeconds"

After dropping the track last month, a behind-the-scenes video has surfaced of the shoot for

The Pirate Bay is Back Online Following a 7-Week Shutdown
Tech

The Pirate Bay is Back Online Following a 7-Week Shutdown

More than seven weeks after disappearing from the internet, notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay

Pen & Paper: Towns
Art

Pen & Paper: Towns

For this edition of Pen & Paper, we present to you London graffiti artist, Towns. Towns’ style


The Best Commercials of Super Bowl XLIX
Sports

The Best Commercials of Super Bowl XLIX

Aside from recapping the game and scrutinizing the halftime show, the media also has a tradition of

'Madden 15' Simulation Perfectly Predicted the Outcome of Super Bowl XLIX
Sports

'Madden 15' Simulation Perfectly Predicted the Outcome of Super Bowl XLIX

EA’s Super Bowl simulation which ran on Madden 15 last week, predicted a come-from-behind New

A Look Inside Cleveland Concept Shop XHIBITION
Fashion

A Look Inside Cleveland Concept Shop XHIBITION

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, XHIBITION is a space that offers more than a regular retail experience.

adidas Originals Superstar 80s by Gonz
Footwear

adidas Originals Superstar 80s by Gonz

Known as an innovator and iconoclast, legendary skater Mark Gonzales has been paving the way for

Lil Durk featuring Chief Keef – Decline Read
Music 

Lil Durk featuring Chief Keef – Decline Read

It appears that Lil’ Durk and Chief Keef are finally on peaceful terms as a new collaboration,

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please whitelist our site to show your support. We’d really appreciate it.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.