While debate rages on about whether Cash Money mogul Birdman was involved in an “alleged” attempt to kill Lil Wayne, there is one place the former friends are set to do battle – in the court room.
And Birdman is dragging Jay Z in the mix.
Find out why below…
Cash Money claims it has exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and Tidal is an illegal intermeddler.
And, as if the act of suing wasn’t direct enough, the actual papers take a number of shots at the Jigga owned platform:
The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, gets nasty, with Cash Money claiming Jay Z’s fledgling company is now resorting to “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
According to the lawsuit, Tidal has claimed Cash Money does not have a exclusive lock on Wayne … Tidal claims Wayne specifically gave it the right to stream his music, in return for part ownership in the company.
Cash Money begs to differ, and the company quotes portions of its contract with Lil Wayne in the lawsuit. The contract specifically says Wayne does not have the power to license his music to anyone else.
And get this … Cash Money trashes Wayne’s ‘FWA’ album, saying it got “tepid reviews” and could hurt Cash Money’s attempts to exploit Wayne’s music.
The TIDAL jibes are uber messy. But, that aside, it’ll be intriguing to see how this plays out. Because, we’d be fibbing if we said we weren’t surprised (and confused) by the streaming roll-out given the well-publisized tussles between Weezy and Birdman – which are very much ongoing.