Birdman Sues Jay z For $50 Million Dollars
Early this month, Lil Wayne partnered with streaming music service Tidal to release a mixtape exclusively through the service.
The release came as Lil Wayne has been embroiled in drama with his record label Cash Money and its CEO,Bryan “Birdman” Williams.
In January, Lil Wayne sued Cash Money in excess of $51 million while also requesting freedom from the label. Lil Wayne’s legal team claimed the label breached his contract by withholding money he’s owed for his album ‘Tha Carter V,’ which was due to release months ago but was withheld by the label.
Cash Money is suing Tidal for streaming the aptly-named ‘Free Weezy Album,’ claiming they have exclusive rights to Lil Wayne’s music, and saying it’s “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
Tidal is a music streaming service owned by Jay Z.
According to the lawsuit, Tidal has defended its actions by claiming Lil Wayne gave them permission to stream the album in exchange for partial ownership of the company.
But according to Cash Money, Lil Wayne’s contract has exact wording specifically forbidding the artist from licensing his music to other parties without their consent.
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