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Bryan “Birdman” Williams has made another power move in his legal feud with ex-friend and business partner Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter.
According to TMZ, the Cash Money Records founder filed a lawsuit against Tidal for streaming music from Carter’s new album, FWA.
In the suit, the record executive argues that Cash Money Records has exclusive rights to Carter’s music and that Tidal’s decision to stream the project is “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
Tidal, however, has claimed that Cash Money does not have exclusive rights to Carter, adding that he specifically gave them the right to stream the music in exchange for partial ownership of the music service.
Interestingly, Cash Money has countered that argument by stating that Carter doesn’t legally have the right to license his music to anyone without the record company’s approval.
In other Birdman news, according to WSBTV, a recent indictment alleges that Williams and Cash Money recording artist Jeffrey “Young Thug” played a role in a conspiracy to kill Carter. In April, shots were fired at Carter’s tour bus and suspect Jimmy Winfrey, who is said to be an associate of the “Lifestyle” rapper, was arrested in connection to the crime. The indictment claims that Williams’ new protege threatened to take Carter’s life, and Winfrey attempted to carry out that threat.
Lil Wayne used his time on stage at Oakland’s KMEL Summer Jam to announce that he has signed a deal with “his idol” Jay Z and Roc Nation. According to The Fader, it’s unclear whether he’s signed with them under a management basis or whether there will be new music coming. But Weezy has had some very public disputes with Cash Money Records, going so far as to sue the label for $51 million and saying outright that he wanted out. So whatever the deal, he sounds happy about it.
The Fader notes that Lil Wayne has joined Tidal, putting out a single through the service.
Whatever the deal, fans are certainly eager for any new music that Wayne is ready to serve up. A clip of his Summer Jam announcement above.
Lil Wayne’s tour bus was shot early this morning in Atlanta.
Reportedly, the rapper’s bus was shot at around 3:30 AM after leaving a performance at Compound Nightclub. The shooting took place after Lil Wayne’s two tour buses pulled away from the venue.
In addition to Lil Wayne, several Young Money artists and executives were also aboard the bus. However, no one was injured. According to TMZ, after the bus left the venue, it drove straight to a local hotel and the police were called. Officers are currently investigating the incident. No arrests have been made.
This story is still developing…
Who doesn’t love this beautiful image of the Knowles and their extended family and friends? The only thing better would be an hour-long reality show that followed Queen Bey, her sis, and her fabulous family as they possibly argued over photos, wedding food, and nearly missed a meltdown when Solange’s “Just Married” bicycle caught a flat on the way to the reception.
While we may never get an uncensored look into the lives of some of our favorite celebs, it doesn’t mean we can’t do a fantasy draft of the top 15 celebs who we think need reality shows. Get on it, VH1!
Lil Wayne just made a creative marketing move. The rapper and marijuana legalization advocate teamed up with a popular “weed finding” app called Weedmaps to release a new single, “Hollyweezy,” from his mixtape “Sorry for the Wait 2.” Wayne released the track’s video yesterday on that site, reports TMZ.
Weedmaps is an app that locates nearby medical marijuana dispensaries.
According to a press release, the Grammy Award winning rapper, who is still involved in a nasty court battle with his label, Cash Money, and Birdman, showed the video on Weedmaps.com for 4 hours and 20 minutes before releasing it worldwide. The kickoff time was 4:20 pm EST on April 20th.
Weedmaps’ CEO Justin Hartfield said, “Weedmaps is proud to partner with a legendary rapper like Lil Wayne. Throughout his career, Lil Wayne has been a champion of marijuana culture. Not only does Lil Wayne freely admit marijuana helps his creative process, he is also a longtime advocate of marijuana legalization.”
Weedmaps was founded in 2007 and currently has more than 750,000 registered users.
Hip hop is busy establishing relationships with a variety of companies in the marijuana industry. Snoop Lion just invested in a marijuana delivery company called Eaze.
During an interview with radio personality Big Boy, Christina Milian not only admitted to dating Lil Wayne publicly for the first time, but she also let the world know that she loves that man.
While chatting with Big Boy, he asked her about the nature of her relationship with the rapper. This is something Milian has played pretty coy about in the past, but this time around, she was much more comfortable being open.
When asked what a regular date with Weezy is like, she said they don’t do all of that.
“We don’t really…okay. So with us, with Wayne, he’s not a public kind of guy. He’s not a public figure. If you look at his Twitter, he tweets every now and then. He just started an Instagram. You really don’t see him out much. He’s really like studio, skate park, eat. Studio, skate park, eat.”
Milian said that when he does those things, she’s by his side. But when a personality present for the chat asked her, “Why you so fine? Why you with him?” she revealed that it’s because she’s in love.
“You better stop! Because…he’s the sweetest. I love him. Oh, shoot! Oh my God!” The singer knew she spoke a little too soon, but continued. “I do. I do love him. He’s great.”
From there, Big Boy asked if the ring on Milian’s finger, spotted during their conversation, was an engagement ring of sorts. She replied saying, “This is not an engagement ring. It’s just a sweet little gift. Just a nice gesture.”
Yes, her nose is wide open. However, her nose isn’t the only one with flared nostrils.
Karrine Steffans did an interview with Vlad TV earlier this week, too, and she said that she also loves him and always will. She has a tattoo for that man (“It’s the number 56…it’s just something that’s ours.”), and she has laid in the bed with her husband in the past and openly got up to leave and be with the rapper for days. She knew it. He knew it.
“Wayne has been around since before my first husband. So he’s always been part of my relationships. When I get into a relationship, he’s the only thing they ask about because they know: ‘What about Wayne?’ ‘Will you stop seeing Wayne?’ I hear it. I’ve heard it. The answer is always ‘no.’ You either get over it or you leave. Those are your options, because I’m not getting rid of him. Again, I’ve never hidden him. Wayne will call the house at 3 and 4 o’ clock in the morning and I will answer. If he says, ‘I’m at the skate park,’ or I’m here, I will get up, and I will go. That’s what’s going to happen and you have to be okay with that. And it has happened. I’d be gone for days.
When you enter into a relationship with me, that comes with it. And you have the option to not enter into the relationship. You always have that choice. You can always say, ‘This is too much for me, I can’t. This is crazy!’ But that’s not what people say. People say, ‘That’s not a big deal. I can deal with that.’ I don’t know why people would even think they could deal with that. Why would you? I wouldn’t deal with that! I would never have put up with this! You’re stupid for putting up with this! But what I find out is that men want to be associated with greater men. So, if you have the woman Wayne has, then maybe you’re as good as Wayne. You soon find out that you’re not, because you can’t f**king take it. And when he calls my phone, he has a ringtone. You know it’s him because it’s his voice rapping or singing about me and that’s the tone. A it goes off at 4 o’ clock in the morning and I jump up get dressed and I leave? You stop being able to take it after a while. And so, at first everyone’s always cool with it, and then they ask me to stop seeing him. It always happens. I wait for it to happen. And the answer will always be ‘no.’
My relationship with Wayne has always worked because I don’t want what other people want. I don’t want anything. Don’t pay for any of my sh*t. Don’t do anything for me. I don’t want you. I don’t want your children. I don’t want your rings. Everybody gets a baby. Everybody gets a ring: “You get a ring! You get a baby! You get a ring! You get a baby!” He’s been engaged three times since I’ve known him…When a man takes care of or does things and he knows that you rely on him, it changes the dynamic of the relationship. I never wanted my dynamic with Wayne to change. I didn’t want him to see me that way. I didn’t want him to talk to me the way he talks to other people he takes care of. I didn’t want him to treat me the way he treats other people. I didn’t want to be a minion. I didn’t want to be on payroll. I don’t want any of those things. I want you to be with me and for me to be with you because we want to be here. Not because you paid me to be here and because I’m depending on you and you’re depending on me. I just never wanted to muddy that relationship.”
A most curious thing occurred on my drive home from work recently. As I was flipping through stations looking for some bearable music to listen to, I came across a segment on a radio show where people were calling in and giving a “shout-out” to their side pieces. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a side piece is someone you mess around with, but they’re not your significant other. You sleep with them, but you don’t necessarily involve yourself in their day-to-day life. However, the people calling in seemed proud of their other lovers.
“I wanna give a shout-out to Deandre on the East Side. I’ll see you later, baby.”
“This to my side chick Breanna. You the best!”
This radio segment really caught my attention – and turned my stomach.
Who were these people okay with being given a shout-out on the radio for being a side-piece? Has society’s morale really sunken that low? There was a time when being a mistress or a male lover on the side was not a good thing and was severely frowned upon; it was gossiped about in beauty parlors and laughed at in barbershops.
So this got me to thinking: When did being a side piece become an honorable thing?
With the explosion of Twitter and Instagram, everyone has become accustomed to seeing people do things that they normally wouldn’t do – like air out their private lives to the world. Through social media, Christina Milian has seemingly become the spokeswoman for side pieces. Her “situationship” with Lil Wayne has been mentioned in all the blogs, and not in a good way. Here’s a beautiful woman with a career and a child, yet she is happily defending a one-sided relationship to strangers online. If you’ll recall, all this mention (albeit coy at times) of Lil Wayne ended up sparking an Instagram war of words with Weezy’s most infamous and most proud side piece, Karrine Steffans.
Steffans took an indirect shot at the “Dip It Low” singer earlier this year, saying, “And most importantly, little girl, be careful not to claim a man who belongs to the world.”
Milian shot back: “It’s such a shame a woman has to settle for that mentality when no man has ever cared to claim that.”
Ironically, all of this bickering was going on while Lil Wayne hit up different events with his former fiancée, Dhea Sodano.
Even after reading up on this Instagram beef, I discovered Drake’s side piece anthem that he performed at the 2014 ESPY Awards. The melody plays out like a romantic love song, but he’s really joking about women settling for second best in the sports and entertainment world. As the lyrics put it: “This is dedicated to all of the side pieces. I know you’ll never be more. And you’ll always be less. But there’s comfort in knowing that you’re okay being second best.”
Say what now?
Look, if someone called into a radio station and gave me a shout-out for being a side piece, I would feel so low and disrespected. I can’t even begin to understand how some people think this is okay. It’s bad enough that you’re second best, but now it has to be called out? I don’t want to come across as “preachy,” but something is really wrong when you have well-known stars arguing about their side-piece status on social media.
I don’t see how you could ever win being a side piece. You’re on the outside of someone’s relationship looking in, hoping to become number one, but we all know the story rarely takes that turn. And while there are many reasons to self-evaluate if you find yourself in this type of “situationship,” there are none more greater than being shouted out, or really, put on blast, for happily settling for a second-place finish in someone’s life. Let’s do better.
We’ve known for some time that Lil Wayne and Lauren London have a son together. But that was all the information we had…up until this weekend.
Apparently Wayne and the son, Cameron were spending time together recently and he tweeted this picture.
Lauren London has been very clear about her desire to keep her son out of the public eye. No pictures. And based on the fact that we haven’t seen him, it’s clear that Wayne had been following that directive.
Who knows what happened…maybe he wanted to show off his lil man or felt the picture was too cute to keep to himself. As cute as he is, I can understand wanting to share. He deleted the photo shortly after but not before people had a chance to get the screenshot.
So, how did Lauren London feel about her baby’s face all on the internet?
She took it in stride and tweeted this.
Ain’t he cute #mylittlehuman
— Lauren London (@MsLaurenLondon) February 23, 2015
As long as she’s managed to keep him out of the public eye, we’re sure she knew the day was coming soon. We commend her for protecting her child but also can’t deny that we loved seeing his sweet, little face!
“We Like Those Intimate Moments To Be Our Own”: Christina Milian Explains Why Lil Wayne Barely Takes Pictures With Her
Even though Lil Wayne and Christina Milian haven’t stepped out in public and declared exactly what they are, we all know that the pair are some kind of item, despite the fact that the rapper still spends a lot of time with his ex, Dhea Sodano. And while Sodano and Wayne can often be seen hanging out together alongside the rapper’s daughter and friends, as well has with her friends and family, Milian and the rapper rarely are seen out and about as an open and happy couple (aside from being spotted leaving a few restaurants and performing together at the American Music Awards). Someone decided they wanted to ask Milian what the deal was, and she had no problem letting the fan know that some moments are for the people in the relationship–not the world.
Unfortunately, people are saying that they don’t take pictures together because she’s just one part of a group of women that Wayne entertains. But considering that Milian always seems pretty content about whatever their situationship is when she speaks to the media (“He’s my man crush everything. How about that? Is than answer”), then I guess that’s okay. You know these Lil Waynes and Diddys just have a way of persuading folks to be down with just about anything…
“I Might Give Y’all 3 New Kids From 4 Different Women” Lil Wayne Talks Drama With Cash Money And Future Plans
Lil Wayne is finally opening up about all the drama between himself and Cash Money Records, in a recent interview with Rollling Stone.
You may remember late last year, Wayne tweeted that things weren’t peaches and cream with Cash Money Records and his longtime friend and father figure, Bryan “Baby/Birdman” Williams. In case you forgot, he tweeted:
“To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it.”
“This is not my fault. I am truly and deeply sorry to all my fans but most of all to myself and my family for putting us in this situation.”
“I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy.”
“I am a prisoner and so is my creativity Again, I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thk u.”
Weeks later, he filed a $51 million lawsuit citing several financial misdeeds and alleging that Cash Money withheld pertinent accounting documents from him.
Naturally, Rolling Stone asked him about this and the affect it’s had on his relationship with Birdman.
Though he was a bit laconic, he revealed, perhaps unsurprisingly, that he and Birdman aren’t speaking.
“I have no words. I’m super-numb to it, to tell you the truth.”
Understandably, Wayne didn’t get into too many specifics about the lawsuit, telling Rolling Stone: “That’s a legal matter, homeboy.”
He did address that ‘prisoner’ tweet…sort of.
“I love being a prisoner in some pussy. That’s what I meant.”
In case you hadn’t gathered, Lil Wayne loves vagina, dearly.
After a few minutes of convo, he did admit that the whole situation has weighed heavily on him.
“I’m human. But it’s nothing that a good blunt can’t cure.”
And though Tha Carter V has been done and ready for release for ages, fans haven’t seen it because Cash Money won’t allow it. But in the meantime, he’s working on a mixtape, similar to the one Drake recently released, called The Free Weezy Album. Unlike Drake’s though, his is set to be free to the public.
While he’s spoken about it in the past, Wayne says he has no intention to retire from music any time soon.
“I’ve thought about it. But for a person like me that bleeds, eats, sleeps and shits music, it’s hard to do.”
As for relaxation?
“When I go home, I want my actual house to be a vacation. And I might give y’all three new kids from four different women. You know how I do it.”