Lil Wayne kept to his word, and his filed a lawsuit against Birdman/Cash Money in an effort to get out of his contract.
The lawsuit reportedly states that Birdman breached Wayne’s contract by withholding tens of millions of dollars he’s owed by Cash Money as a result of the delayed album Tha Carter 5. Tunechi claims that because he’s not being paid what he’s owed, he’s allowed to walk from their contract.
He’s not just seeking his freedom though, Wayne’s suing Birdman to the tune of $51 million, and he is asking the judge to declare him joint copyright holder of all Young Money recordings.
Apparently Lil Wayne was supposed to receive an $8 million advance when he began working on C5 in December 2013, and another $2 million after completing the album.
The lawsuit that Lil Wayne has filed against Birdman and Cash Money has been made public, and it’s quite interesting to see the very clear dispute over the money and the contracts. We’ve also learned that Wayne is contracted for 2 more albums, but as previously reported, wants out because Cash Money has not even delivered what’s owed on this album (C5.) You can read the full 21 page lawsuit HERE…IFWT_Lil-Wayne-v-Cash-Money-complaint-pdf