You sue me, I sue you too – seems to be the new platform of Lil Wayne and Birdman’s relationship.
Earlier this month, Lil Wayne partnered with Jay Z’s streaming music service Tidal to release a mixtape exclusively, seemingly adding more fuel to the fire already brewing with Wayne’s record label, Cash Money and its CEO, Bryan “Birdman” Williams.
This past January, Wayne sued Cash Money for $51 million. He claimed his label breached his contract by withholding money he’s owed for his album ‘Tha Carter V,’ which was due to release months ago but was withheld by the label. He also wanted out.
Cash Money has now returned the favor this past Thursday with a $50 million lawsuit against Tidal, claiming exclusive rights to Lil Wayne’s music, and maintaining that his contract has exact wording specifically forbidding the artist from licensing his music to other parties without their consent.
Tidal’s response claimed Lil Wayne gave the permission to stream the album in exchange for partial ownership of the company.
Oh. The heartbreak of break-ups.