Birdman, Cash Money Sue JAY Z, TIDAL For $50 Million Over Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Free Weezy Album’
Is this ever going to end? Earlier this month, Lil’ Wayne released his boycotting Free Weezy Album as a TIDAL exclusive, backstabbing Cash Money and Birdman in an ongoing attempt to unshackle those chains preventing the release of highly anticipated Tha Carter V. There’s been everything from lawsuits, to alleged murder attempts, and even drink throwing. But of course that can’t be it.
Today, Birdman filed a $50 million lawsuit against JAY Z and TIDAL, claiming exclusive rights for the Free Weezy Album, going as far as calling this ploy “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
The claim is being bolstered by the fact that Weezy gave the streaming platform permission to stream his music in exchange for partial ownership of the company, joining a slew of other artists. Cash Money is still insisting that they own the rights to any new Weezy music that he didn’t get permission to release with outside parties. They even go as far as claiming that the album performed poorly, receiving “tepid” reviews that actually hurt the Cash Money brand.
Shit’s getting a little surreal now. It’s going to be interesting watching this unfold further…