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Birdman suing Tidal over release of Lil Wayne album


Source: Facebook/Birdman

Seems not everyone is happy about Lil Wayne’s new allegiance with Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service.

Though they are in the middle of an increasingly ugly contractual dispute as Lil Wayne attempts to sever all ties with Cash Money Records, it doesn’t look like label boss Birdman is going to give up his right to profit from his former flagship artist.

According to TMZ, Birdman has filed a lawsuit for $50 million against Tidal for debuting and exclusively streaming Wayne’s Free Weezy album. The suit claims Wayne’s contract with Cash Money is currently still valid and they have the legal right to license his music. The suit goes on to claim Tidal used Weezy’s album as “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”

Wayne, who recently announced this his upcoming Weezyana Fest will stream exclusively on Tidal, also became part owner of the streaming service in June.

Interestingly enough, Birdman also made news this week for expressing his dismay at Tyga for releasing his latest album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, to streaming services such as Spotify, as well.


  1. kelly on July 18, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    this is becomeing real messy , i understand babies position , wayne want to leave them because they in the pass didnt release his music , and held on to his right to do so himself , but whats even uglier is jayz company tidal ,,,dont give a dam a sought legal advice before doing so and release his album anyway ,, pimping or slave owner ??/ one is true . wayne is tired of kissin azz and being the butt of control by babies desperate attempt to save cash money the bigger question is is wayne the cash cow for money, and without him will they close doors they better get out there and try to find a talent that can out do wayne .. and make them big wayne getting old anyway few more years he will be selling oldshit so he want matter a record company suppose to thrieve and move not wait and pray on one nigro to pay them ,,if a white man owned cash money they would HAVE TOLD WAYNE TO KISS THEIR BUTT LONG TIME AGO … THERE ARE SOME MORE TALENT OUT THERE YOU GOTTA FIND IT . .and with the VOICE , AMERICAN IDOL THEM NOT INTRODUCING RAPPERS .. as talent it makes it hard for them to find talented rappers everyone swear they can rapp but few can its a tough business to be in .. with shortness of talent

  2. Jodi3362 on July 19, 2015 at 7:09 am