Nationwide — Rapper Lil Wayne also known as Weezy has filed a $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records.
But that’s not all
Weezy also wants to split copyright ownership of all Young Money recordings, including all catalogs from both Drake and Nicki Minaj.
His lawyer, Michael Kramer, told the Daily News that since Cash Money hasn’t paid the $8 million for that album, “It appears they won’t be paying Lil Wayne for the two additional albums” that the contract calls for.
And it gets worse
On top of all of that, the label has allegedly failed to pay for overhead and failed to file royalty reports for Drake – who is on Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint. The suit says, “Cash Money has failed to provide a single accounting in respect of the exploitation of the Drake recordings, despite Drake being one of the best-selling recording artists in recent years.”
Weezy wants out
Weezy recently voiced his frustration on Twitter when he said: “I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy. I am a prisoner and so is my creativity.”
So far, Cash Money Records has not responded to requests for a comment, but sources say Birdman is highly upset that Weezy is trying to bail on a binding contract and that he putting their relationship on blast.