Drake Is In The Middle Of Lil Wayne And Birdman's Latest Legal Battle

Drake Is In The Middle Of Lil Wayne And Birdman's Latest Legal Battle

That reconciliation didn't last very long.

Published November 2, 2018

Former iconic father-son duo Lil Wayne and Birdman settled their longtime beef a few months ago at Tunechi's annual Weezyana Fest. The Cash Money co-founder apologized to "the realest n***a, the illest n***a" and admitted that "we’re gonna do this s**t until the day we die. YMCMB ’til death.”

Yet, in spite of the public mending, their legal strife is far from over. Compton native Tyga sued Cash Money for $1 million in owed royalties and recently, Baby accused Weezy of misappropriating Drake's Young Money royalties. 

Aspire Music Group, co-founded by Weezy’s manager, Cortez Bryant, were counter sued by Birdman for conspiring with Ronald Sweeney to obtain a larger share from the "God's Plan" rapper's profits.

  1. Initially, Aspire sued Cash Money and Universal Music for withholding Drake's royalties owed to them.

    According to The Blast, Aspire supposedly credited itself for discovering Drake, along with securing one-third of the net profits from his first six albums plus a portion of its copyrights. The rest was to be split among YMCMB. However, Cash Money claimed Aspire's goal was to "illegally transfer money from the joint venture and divert profits to Sweeney, Bryant, and Carter/Young Money." 

    Now, Weezy is countering those allegations and overtly denied attempting to render more cash from his protégé. Amid Mr. Carter being set free from Cash Money, earlier this year, Aspire is saying Birdman & Co. are “concocting a new fantasy narrative that casts Cash Money as the long-suffering victim of a scheme orchestrated by the very parties that it just settled with – Young Money and its owner principal Dwayne Carter.”

    They're also saying, prior to Wayne's $10 million settlement, these accusations were never brought to their attention. Whew, what a mess.

    Let's just be happy we finally have Tha Carter V, despite Drizzy being left off the album.

Written by Mya Abraham

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