Birdman Sues Tidal for $50 Million
Birdman is trying to get paid big time. Even though fans were delighted to have another Lil Wayne album -- especially for free on TIDAL -- the Cash Money Records head honcho wasn't too happy with the move and is taking action in response to the release.
According to TMZ, Birdman is suing Jay Z's streaming company TIDAL for $50 million. Why you ask? Well, Birdman is accusing Hov of illegally streaming songs from Lil Wayne's Free Weezy Album. The lawsuit reveals that Cash Money claims to own the exclusive rights to Weezy's music and that TIDAL is using him as "a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service."
The lawsuit also mentions that in Wayne's contract, he doesn't have the power to license his music to anyone. TIDAL is countering those claims with information that they did receive permission from Weezy in return for part ownership of the company.
It seems the drama between Lil Wayne and Birdman is only getting worse. Earlier this week, the latter and Young Thug, who is also beefing with the "Psycho" rhymer, were named in an indictment for their possible involvement in the shooting of Wayne's tour bus back in April. In addition, rumors surfaced that Birdman and his crew threw bottles at Weezy during his performance at Club LIV last weekend. While Birdman sues TIDAL, Weezy is still suing Cash Money for $51 million.
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