Lil Wayne Birdman Lawsuit Heads to Court, No Settlement Reached
Just when you thought the two Cash Money rappers were on their way to resolving their business differences with a settlement, thus not going to court, a new report determined that this is no longer the case. Lil Wayne and Birdman failed to reach an agreement causing the $51 million pending lawsuit to go forward, headed straight to court.
According to The Boombox, Birdman's decision to "shelf" Lil Wayne's album, Tha Carter V, is what prompted the lawsuit to begin with. Though the lawsuit has been underway since January 2015, the two moguls have been trying to workout their business differences outside of court in a settlement agreement. However, as reported by TMZ, all negotiations came to an end earlier this month when Lil Wayne concluded that Tha Carter V was still sitting in a vault, not being released and decided to take the case in front of a judge instead of continuing to work it out with label head, Birdman.
To add fuel to the fire and let his Cash Money label mates know just how serious he is about taking matters to court and cutting all ties with his former mentor, Lil Wayne used his stage time at Denver's 420 Rally to put some "dis-respeck" on the label's name by starting a "f*ck the bullsh*t f*ck Cash Money" chant, and later posed beside some of Birdman's known enemies at a Beyonce concert according to the Boom Box; with his middle finger in the air. The photo of rappers Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Mack Maine and Lil Wayne was posted on Instagram for followers and Birdman himself, to see.
A photo posted by Rick Ross / Yung Renzel (@richforever) on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:42pm PDT
Birdman nor any of his reps have released any statement surrounding the failed settlement agreement or Lil Wayne's photo and chant about the label as of yet.