Cash Money Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Tidal Over Free Weezy Album

Cash Money Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Tidal Over Free Weezy Album

Birdman comes for Jay Z.

Published July 16, 2015

Tidal used Lil Wayne in a “desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service,” Cash Money Records claims in a new lawsuit. 

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The label filed a $50 million suit against Jay Z’s company over Wayne’s Free Weezy album, TMZ reports. While Tidal says Tunechi gave the company permission to stream the release, Birdman’s crumbling empire says otherwise. Cash Money asserts rights over all of the rapper’s music, because he is still contracted with the label.

Though FWA hit Tidal on Independence Day and was streamed over 10 million times in a week, it received “tepid reviews,” states the lawsuit.      

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Going for Hov is the latest episode in the story, which includes an alleged murder plot. Baby and his Rich Gang partner, Young Thug, were named in a 30-count indictment against Jimmy Winfrey, who is Thugger’s road manager.                         

Wayne, meanwhile, is suing Cash Money for $51 million, stating that he’s owed an $8 million advance for Tha Carter V, and royalties from his Young Money imprint.  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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