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Jay Z’s Tidal being sued by Cash Money’s Birdman for £30 million over Lil Wayne album

Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Jeffrey “Young Thug” Williams have been named in the indictment against the man accused of shooting Wayne’s Tour bus in April

Jay Z – formerly Jay-Z – started the streaming service Tidal with all the right intentions: a music platform that gave royalties back to the artists.

Unfortunately, the rapper couldn’t quite deliver and the Spotify rival was hit with criticism from musicians and a CEO walking out. And things are about to get a lot worse.

Cash Money Records, rival rapper Lil Wayne’s ex-label, have reportedly filed a £30 million lawsuit against Tidal after they exclusively released Wayne’s Free Weezy Album earlier this month.

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The lawsuit was obtained by TMZ and claims Tidal is an “illegal intermeddler” as Cash Money owns exclusive rights to Lil Wayne’s music.

Apparently Wayne had exchanged rights to the album with the streaming service for shares in the company while he didn’t actually own the rights.

Wayne left Cash Money at the end of last year due to a falling out label boss with Birdman, and so the Free Yeezy Album was released by Young Money Entertainment and Repuplic Records.

Within the lawsuit shots were fired at Tidal, saying it was “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”

Not only did it aim at Jay Z though, Cash Money also wrote that the album got “tepid reviews” and could hurt their reputation.

This isn’t the first time Lil Wayne and his former label have come up against each other. In January earlier this year, Wayne reportedly filled a £30 million lawsuit against the company over the delayed release of The Carter V.

Not only this but Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Jeffrey “Young Thug” Williams have been named in the indictment against the man accused of shooting at Wayne’s tour bus in April. The two men have not been charged, just named.

source : http:www.independent.co.uk

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