Birdman Sues Tidal over Lil Wayne’s Music

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The war between Lil Wayne and Cash Money label head Birdman continues, and this time Jay Z and Tidal are caught in the middle.

According to TMZ, the Cash Money Records founder, whose real name is Bryan Williams, filed a $50 million lawsuit against Tidal for streaming music from Carter’s new album, FWA.

Birdman claims Cash Money, which is his company, has exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and says that Tidal streaming the music is “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.” They further said that FWA’s “tepid reviews” could hurt their efforts to sell Wayne’s albums in the future.

Tidal, however, states in the lawsuit that Cash Money does not have exclusive rights to the Sorry for the Wait 2 rapper’s music. The music streaming service also argues that Wayne specifically gave the company the right to stream his music in return for part ownership.

Birdman countered that argument by stating that Carter doesn’t legally have the right to license his music to anyone without consent from the record company.

The lawsuit comes after months of legal struggle between the former business partners.

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