On the heels of allegations that Birdman and Young Thug were conspiring to kill Lil Wayne, TMZ reports that the Cash Money CEO has filed a lawsuit against Jay Z and TIDAL for streaming Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy album.
Why Birdman is suing Jay Z & TIDAL for $50 Million
Things between Birdman and Lil Wayne are getting nastier by the day. As of today, there hasn’t been any word from Jay Z or TIDAL.
Birdman’s company, Cash Money, is suing Tidal for streaming songs from Lil Wayne’s album ‘FWA’ … suing for $50 MILLION. Cash Money claims it has exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and Tidal is an illegal intermeddler.
The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, gets nasty, with Cash Money claiming Jay Z’s fledgling company is now resorting to “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
According to the lawsuit, Tidal has claimed Cash Money does not have a exclusive lock on Wayne … Tidal claims Wayne specifically gave it the right to stream his music, in return for part ownership in the company.
Cash Money begs to differ, and the company quotes portions of its contract with Lil Wayne in the lawsuit. The contract specifically says Wayne does not have the power to license his music to anyone else.