Tyga has built a respectable career as a member of YMCMB. But although he has sold over 350,000 albums since releasing Careless World: Rise of the Last King and Hotel California, Tyga claims that he has yet to receive a royalty check from Birdman and Cash Money Records.
While speaking with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, Tyga revealed that he received a bonus check for signing, but never got any money from the label afterwards.
He says he earns most of his money through tours and endorsement deals. “I never got a check from Young Money/Cash Money. But by me saying that, I’ve always treated my career like independent and everything that I got is because of myself, my own endorsements, me touring, myself. I think I got a signing bonus when I first signed but that was it.”
Cash Money has a history of dealing with disputes by artists who were unhappy with a lack of payments from the label. Juvenile, B.G. and Mannie Fresh all left the label after claiming Birdman withheld their royalty checks.
Share your thoughts. Do you believe Cash Money Records is taking money from artists, or is Tyga exaggerating?