Following reports in which Lil Wayne is said to be prepping a lawsuit against Cash Money Records, he’s made good on his promise.
According to TMZ.com, the rap star has officially filed a lawsuit against the record label, in which he asks that a judge release him from his contract.
The lawsuit claims Cash Money co-founder Birdman and his company violated terms of their deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars he’s owed for his long-delayed album, Tha Carter V. He declares that since the label is refusing to pay up, he has the right to leave.
Weezy is also seeking $51 million and also to retain the joint copyrights to all Young Money recordings … which includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and several others.
In the lawsuit, he claims he was supposed to receive an $8 million advance when he began recording the long-delayed project in December 2013, and another $2 million when he completed the album a year later. So far, he say he’s received nothing. but so far he’s gotten nothing.