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.