The tension between Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Cash Money Records continues to escalate. The rapper took his lawsuit against his label and mentor to the next level now that he’s included Cash Money’s partnering conglomerate, Universal Music Group. Wayne filed a federal lawsuit against UMG in reaction to the fact that the music giant recently advanced Cash Money Records $100 million. Wayne claims that at least $50 million of that advance is what is owed to him by Cash Money.
His beef is that the majority of UMG’s hefty advance is arranged to be paied back to them instead of the debt owed to Wayne and his Young Money imprint, which is partnered with Cash Money. Lil Wayne claims that because artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga earned the majority of Cash Money’s revenue, he’s entitled to his share of the advance that UMG is set to give back to itself when said advance is paid back.
Wayne is demanding at least $20 million minimum. This sum is in addition to his already existing suit against Cash Money itself. It’s doubtful that this will be concluded soon. We’ll keep you posted.