Birdman & Lil Wayne Sued By Aspire Music Group Over Drake’s “Discovery” Profits
Drake has been at the top of music for almost a decaded now yet his early days are still being addressed in the legal system. Drake’s mentors Birdman and Lil Wayne are being sued by Drake’s original signed-to label for not being compensated for discovering the Toronto hitmaker.
While this is nothing new, this does add a new source of information involved in Birdman not holding up financial responsibilities to his artists. James “Jas” Prince (son of Rap-A-Lot founder James Prince), who has long claimed that he discovered Drake, and Aspire Music Group (who say they signed Drake in 2008) have teamed up to sue Brian “Baby” Williams (aka Birdman), his brother and Cash Money co-founder Ronald “Slim” Williams, Cash Money, and Cash Money-signed Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint for their their alleged unpaid share of profits from recordings by the Toronto entertainer/songwriter.
Submitting legal documentation for a lawsuit early this year, Aspire and Prince together are sueing Cash Money and Young Money for unpaid profits and damages Cash Money has made off Drake since signing the “Summer Sixteen” maker back in 2009. Read the complete Aspire summons below:
Although Lil Wayne is involved in this lawsuit, he too has a lawsuit in play against his foster father Birdman and the Cash Money imprint for a similar financial situation. Drake has yet to speak on any finanical frustrations between himself and YMCMB. He is currently profiting handsomely off his new deal with Apple Music and other popular business ventures.
More as this story develops.