Tag: Cash Money Records
Back in October, Lil Wayne filed court documents asking the courts to appoint a receiver to oversee the operations of Young Money pending the outcome of his lawsuit against Cash Money and Birdman. Basically, Weezy want Birdman to stop cashing checks off the backs of his YM artists, so he is asking a judge to either appoint an independent party to oversee the day-to-day operation or to liquidate the company.
Birdman wants neither of the above and has asked his lawyers to move to stop Lil Wayne from dissolving the label they both co-founded almost 15 years ago. Sources say the Cash Money honcho is furious that Weezy is trying to terminate the label which he calls an iconic brand in hip hop. He feels like Weezy is being vindictive and is only doing it to hurt his bottom line.
Dancehall HipHop previously reported that Lil Wayne filed a lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money for $51 million. According to the New Orleans rapper, Cash Money owes him $8 million in advances for his shelved album, Tha Carter V. He claimed in his legal docs that he is also owed royalties and a cut off the profits from artists he brought to the label like Nicki Minaj and Drake. He also wants the judge to relieve him from his contract with Cash Money Records claiming that the label breached the contract by refusing to pay him his album advances.
Birdman has since shelved the Carter V album and there is no signs that the project will ever see the light of day. The rapper/music exec wants nobody to be appointed to man the operations of Young Money or the label dissolve and that makes perfect sense since it’s YM artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj are currently making the bulk of the cash for Cash Money.
Lil Wayne will be releasing his new mixtape “Dedication 6” on Christmas Day.
The Young Money rapper announced in November that the long awaited mixtape is coming sooner than later and now we know that he will be dropping the project on December 25th. Weezy revealed on Twitter today the cover art and official release date for the mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama. “It’s time! Sign up for updates and music before drop date! To My fans, I do this for y’all! #D6 MERRY CHRISTMAS,” he tweeted.
The last Dedication mixtape released by Lil Wayne was all the way back in 2013, and over the last three years he has been battling his label Cash Money Records and his former mentor and friend Birdman in the courts. In 2015, Weezy filed a $51 million for unpaid advances and royalties. He also argued in his legal docs that the label is holding his music hostage, particularly his album Tha Carter V.
This year has been rocky for the rap legend who has had a number of seizure attacks and canceled concerts. His new music releases has been severely hampered by his ongoing legal battle with Cash Money.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 6, 2017
Lil Wayne said that his new album Dedication 6 is coming very soon.
The Young Money rapper has been going through some struggles with his label Cash Money and former mentor and friend Birdman for the past two years and that has significantly affected how much new music he is able to put out. On Thanksgiving Day, November 23, Lil Wayne wrote a heartfelt thank you note to his fans while also announcing that D6 coming sooner than later.
“Happy Thanksgiving,” the New Orleans rapper wrote. “I’m so thankful for all my fans for standing by me while I’m enduring this fight with this label. I ain’t shit without y’all! D6 is coming y’all way soon! Thank You.” Earlier this month, his manager Cortez Bryant revealed that Dedication 6 would arrive sometime in November. The month is pretty much over but the project is not forthcoming.
Lil Wayne has been working on the mixtape since last year when he announced that it would be a collaboration between himself and DJ Drama. There is no concrete word on what’s holding up the project but sources are saying his legal battle with Cash Money has a part to play on how he releases new music. Wayne is suing Birdman and Cash Money Records for $51 million and also want a judge to release him from his contract with the label.
T-Pain and Lil Wayne will likely not be doing anymore music together after the auto-tune singer threw the Young Money emcee a curve ball in the form of a lawsuit. TMZ reported that T-Pain’s company Nappy Boy Productions has filed a lawsuit against Young Money Records for hundreds of thousands of dollars owed. According to the suit, T-Pain produced Lil Wayne’s song “Get Money” which also features the hip hop singer.
Pain also added that his artists Young Fyre also produced the song “How to Hate” on Wayne’s album “Tha Carter IV” but never get paid. T-Pain says that the deal was for Young Money to pay him royalties which was not forthcoming. The album “Tha Carter III” was released in 2008 and sold 3.2 million copies in the United States alone.
T-Pain believes that he and his artist Young Fyre are owed at least $500,000 and he wants Young Money to pay up. This is the latest lawsuit in the ongoing legal battle between Lil Wayne, Birdman and Cash Money. Young Money is a subsidiary of Cash Money Records. Weezy is already suing Cash Money for $51 million and says he wants a judge to release him from the label for breach of contract.
Rick Ross is once again getting called out publicly by his baby mama Tia Kemp.
While this is nothing new, this is certainly a statement that will capture Birdman‘s attention. Rozay has been hammering the Cash Money Records exec all week for not paying Lil Wayne the millions of dollars who owed him. Now Tia Kemp is calling out Rick Ross for not paying her child support and for not paying his lawyers.
“Couldn’t get you to call your son last month and wish him a happy birthday,” Kemp wrote. “But soon as you got the call about me appearing on love & hip hop Miami you hit my phone this morning. How bout you go call lil wills Orthodontist and Pay Dem People! His basketball tuition ain’t paid yet either, but u got Birdman [eggplant] in ya mouth! Don’t hit my line unless it’s about our Son! #paydemppl #stophating #imevolving oh dem lawyers need they [money] too! Pay dem people.”
Last month, Tia Kemp also went on another rant about Rick Ross new baby with fitness model Briana Camille. She revealed on the Gram that Rozay has not been in contact with the son that they shared and she has no idea why. Ross never responded to her claims even while hammering Birdman on social media.
Rozay was perhaps the main person who Birdman was speaking about in his expletive-laced rant. Basically he was telling the MMG Bawse not to speak on his business when he knows nothing about it. Last year, Rick Ross famously dissed the Cash Money Records honcho on an entire single “Idols Become Rivals.” Birdman never responded to the diss record at least not until now and Rozay thinks its too little too late.
“Boy, you a year late, and five years late paying that man his money,” Rick Ross said. “Pay that man his money. We know you ain’t right. Stop with the jokes, n***a. Bring that shit. Bring it. Have no fear. All that talkin’ sh*t, nuh-uh, all that shit don’t work round here baby. We’ll put you in check n***a, we’ll put you somewhere else.”
Birdman owes Lil Wayne millions and that was one of the topics of contention from Ross on his single “Idols Become Rivals.” Baby has made a name for himself not paying his artists and seems Lil Wayne has had enough and wants to leave Cash Money. He is also suing his longtime mentor and friend for $51 million. Rick Ross ended the video saying “Shut up and pay n***as” in reference to Lil Wayne. Let’s see if Baby will respond to this latest threat from Rozay and will he call his name just like the Bawse did. Maybe they can sit down and talk about this and resolve the issue like two grown men, but don’t hold your breath because it also means that Birdman will have to pay Weezy what he is owed.
Nevertheless, we all hope that this feud doesn’t get physical and stays on social media and in the music.