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Daddy Issues: Lil’ Wayne All Set To Sue Birdman After Unsuccessful Settlement

January 25th, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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Remember when Lil’ Wayne was airing all of his dirty laundry on Twitter regarding drama in the Cash Money family? Well according to, the family is still feuding since settlement talks have broken down and Tha Carter rapper is now suing his mentor, Birdman claiming among other things that he owes him $8 million.

Lil’ Wayne took the co-founder of Cash Money Records to court earlier this week in an effort to remove himself from under Cash Money control. The withholding of his most recent studio effort, Tha Carter V, seems to be what initiated the whole dispute. The $8 million is allegedly an advance that Lil’ Wayne was supposed to receive for the album that Birdman insists will be released “in due time”.

Wayne further details his frustration with the label on his Sorry For The Wait 2 mixtape which was released last week:

“The garden’s full of snakes, so I had to escape.”

“All I got is Young Money, no more Cash.”

Fans may be familiar with this routine, since he released the original Sorry For The Wait when the release of Tha Carter IV was postponed in 2011. Lil’ Wayne wouldn’t be the first artist to have a financial disagreement with the man he once referred to as his surrogate father. B.G., Juvenile and Mannie Fresh all departed the label after questioning their financial arrangements. Juvenile re-signed with Cash Money almost ten years later, but Lil’ Wayne remains the artist with the longest tenure at the label besides Birdman himself.

Lil’ Wayne says he will continue to release music outside of the label. Label executives haven’t commented publicly on the disputes, but Lil’ Wayne has been quite vocal about the breakdown during live performances, through social media and of course on Sorry For The Wait 2 in which he appears to remind Birdman that the success of the label is all due to his work:

“Who kept this (expletive) together? Me, that’s who. Who was there when (expletive) left us? Me, that’s who.”

Is this the end of an era?

Legal Woes Plague Lil Wayne: Producer Claims He Was Never Paid For ‘Mirror’ In New Lawsuit

October 8th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Lil Wayne is going to be spending a lot of time in court these days–or his lawyers will at least. The latest in a  string of lawsuits against the rapper involves a music producer who claims Young Money owe him tens of thousands of dollars. Lil Wayne founded Young Money in 2005.

According to Ramon Owen (aka REO), he produced Lil Wayne’s hit song “Mirror” for his 2011 album, Tha Carter IV,  which sold more than two million copies. In his lawsuit against Young Money and Cash Money, Owen says Young Money promised him a cut of the profits. And he has a statement the company actually sent him showing he’s entitled to a minimum of  $91,000. But he says he hasn’t seen one cent, reports TMZ.
Lil Wayne has a roster of lawsuits to deal with in addition to this one. Earlier this year, the hip hop artist and Young Money were sued for more than $1 million for unpaid airplane rental. The Signature Group has sued Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (aka Lil Wayne) and his “putative” company Young Money Entertainment in Miami-Dade County Court for bills racked up while “jet setting around the globe.”

Also earlier this year, a new lawsuit was filed that could “close the firehose that promotes stars like Drake and Nicki Minaj among many others,” reports TMZ. Before there was Young Money there was, a company specializing in helping young entrepreneurs manage and make money for more than a decade.

In a lawsuit, the company says it owned the website and sold it to Wayne’s Young Money label in 2011 for $600,000. But if Wayne’s Young Money didn’t make the payments on time, YM would forfeit the name and it would go back to the original owner.

Young Money still owes a $250,000 balance so the seller is suing to get its domain name back.

Weezy was also hit with a paternity suit not even two months ago, which is still pending.

That’s it so far for 2014. But the year’s not over yet…

Pockets On A Diet? Young Money Crew Owes $250K For Company Website

July 8th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From TMZ

Lil Wayne’s label could lose the firehose that promotes stars like Drake and Nicki Minaj among many others … according to a new lawsuit. Turns out before there was Young Money there was something called — a business specializing in helping young entrepreneurs manage and make money for more than a decade.

The suit claims the company that owned the website sold it to Wayne’s Young Money label in 2011 for $600,000. But there were strings attached … if Wayne’s Young Money didn’t make the payments on time, YM would forfeit the name and it would go back to the seller.

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Tank Responds To Young Money Winning The BET Award For “Best Group”

June 30th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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If you watched the BET Awards with us last night, you probably scratched your head in confusion when you saw that not only was Young Money nominated for the Best Group award, they won that thang. For those of you who are out of the loop, Young Money is not a group. They’re a record label. They do not rehearse, perform and travel together consistently like groups traditionally do. It would be the equivalent of calling Motown a group. No, they are a collection of artists.

Also nominated for the best group award were A$AP Mob, Daft Punk, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and  TGT, Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank.

It was odd. And apparently, we weren’t the only ones who noticed. Today, Tank tweeted about losing to the non-group today on Twitter. See what he had to say.

Now, was Tank a little petty saying he didn’t want the award? Sure. Of course he wanted the award or he wouldn’t have attended. But everything else is true. It was a bit of a joke. What do you think about Tank’s tweets? Was he keeping it trill or was he in his feelings and should have kept these things to himself. 

One More Chance: Rapper The Game Signs With Young Money/Cash Money Records!

October 13th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Well, The Game is making another move to push his music career to the next level: He signed to Cash Money/Young Money Records.

On Saturday evening, Baby/Birdman/Whatever you want to call him, tweeted the news making it official and welcoming The Game to the YMCB family. The Game followed with his own tweet saying it was time to “close the doors” on others.

According to Miss Info’s site, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not he’d sign to the label.  His last album, Jesus Piece, was his fifth and final release on Interscope Records.

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Young Money/Cash Money has been seemingly snatching up artists left and right, but besides albums from their stars – Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and the slightly lesser know Tyga – none of them have actually released anything. Bow Wow has been signed to Cash Money since 2009 and the one album that was scheduled to be released, Underrated, hasn’t been talked about since 2011. Busta Rhymes and Mystikal have been signed to the label for two years with no album releases while Christina Milian joined the YM family in 2012 with… nothing.

So we’ll see if The Game will actually ever have an album come out on Young Money/Cash Money. There’s a chance something will come out on the label seeing as though of all the recent signees, he’s the most musically successful one in recent years.

Time will tell but good luck to Jayceon (The Game’s real name)!

Has DJ Khaled Taken Things Too Far? Nicki Minaj Allegedly Filed Restraining Order Against Him!

July 27th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Okay, what’s really going on between Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled?

SO remember we told you producer/DJ Khaled made a video proposal with a ring and everything? Yes, we thought it was pretty left field and kind of a weird thing for him to do out of the blue.

Well, allegedly, so did Nicki.

According to 365HipHop, Nicki has gotten a restraining order against DJ Khaled.  I know, right?  Well, according to them, Nicki has filed the restraining order in the state of New York because this isn’t the first time Khaled has pulled little stunts with Nicki.  They don’t have all the details but this is a bit of a surprise because I don’t think anyone knew Khaled was being a nuisance behind the scenes as well.

This isn’t an example of being the best, now is it, Khaled?

I always got the impression that all members of We The Best (Khaled’s label) and Young Money (Wayne’s label) were very close – almost like a blended family –  but maybe that’s not exactly the case.

Nicki hasn’t responded to the proposal or the rumor of her getting a restraining order against him.  This sounds like a publicity stunt but you know, stranger things have happened.

Listen To Your Elders: Stevie Wonder Address Lil Wayne Lyrics…And He’s Not Pleased

February 17th, 2013 - By MN Editor
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Stevie Wonder is not impressed with Lil’ Wayne’s controversial new verse equating a sexual act to the beating (and eventual murder) of Emmett Till.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, the legendary musician let it be known he thought the verse was distasteful. “You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” he said. “You just cannot do that. … I think you got to have someone around you that — even if they are the same age or older — is wiser to say, ‘Yo, that’s not happening. Don’t do that.'”

On a remix to rapper Future’s song “Karate Chop,” Wayne boasts that he’ll “Beat that p–sy up like Emmett Till,” referencing Till’s brutal beating for allegedly whistling at a White woman in 1955. Future’s record label has apologized to Till’s relatives and promised to pull the verse. Wayne has not.

You can read the rest over at Essence.  Wayne doesn’t appear to take a lot of things seriously so you have to wonder if he even cares that the Till family and many others were offended.

Do you think he should apologize for his lyrics?

Skateboard Thugging? Lil Wayne Sued By Fan Who Was Attacked With A Skateboard

February 9th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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So, a stern “no” and maybe even a push off is no longer an option for some security guards, huh?

TMZ has learned that a lawsuit has been filed against Lil Wayne and his record company after a security allegedly attacked a fan trying to take a picture of the rapper.

In the lawsuit filed by attorney Craig Chisvin, his client Alfredo Marino ran into Lil Wayne and his crew on the streets of Los Angeles in May 2012.  He tried to take a picture of him but when a person with Wayne – presumably a security guard – saw what he was doing, he grabbed a skateboard and hit Marino in the back of the head with it.

It is pretty unclear where the skateboard came from, if it was owned by Wayne or the victim.

Marino claims he sustained a severe head injury from the attack. He is suing Wayne and the record label because he believes they were responsible for enabling him.

It’s also clear that if he wins this case, he’s likely to get more money out of Wayne and/or his record label versus the person who committed the alleged act.

No word from Wayne, the label or the alleged attacker. Marino is seeking unspecified damages.

Attacked with a skateboard…really? If this is true, that is really going a bit far. Perhaps the victim got too close for comfort and he needed to be removed from the situation but aren’t there ways to use a bit more force without possibly doing harm?

Oh Weezy, you have problems even when you had nothing to do with it.

Keep Rising To The Top: Drake Talks About How He “Started From The Bottom” In New Single

February 2nd, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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It seems that Drake has been listening to his fans and his critics: enough of the emotional whining in the songs.

Drake dropped “Started From The Bottom” on Friday night with a note to the masses:

My good friends,

“…This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.”

The single, while not totally void of a little singing from Drizzy, is free of him being overly emotional on a track. It was produced by Zombie and talks about how he and his team have worked from the bottom to get where they are today.  Now, I don’t really know how far at the bottom one would consider Degrassi but alright Drake, rock on.

He celebrates the team’s arrival and takeover by saying:

“…There ain’t really much out here that’s poppin’ without us/we just want the credits where its due/I’ma worry bout me give a Fawk about you/Just as a reminder to myself, I wear every single chain even when I’m in the house/Cuz we started from the bottom now we here…”

While he didn’t give any other information about the album other than they’re working on artwork, it is safe to say we’ll be hearing more soon.

Check out the song below (it is not safe for you to blast this at work or around the kiddies…he’s a rapper, folks – lots of cursing).

Is This Really The End? Lil Wayne Tells Sway ‘Carter V’ Will Be His Last Album

November 24th, 2012 - By Drenna Armstrong
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As the saying goes, I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I think I can hear many of you cheering through the internet as you read the title. is reporting that during a new MTv Special titled MTV First: Lil Wayne, he spoke candidly with host Sway and gave him the real truth on what’s going on with his music and how much longer he’s going to be putting out albums. He told Sway:

“I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old. That’s a long time. I’d like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. When I love to do something, I’m fully focused on it and it only. Music is sometimes not that it.

“I know ya’ll want me around for a little bit and Carter V is my last album.”

Well, when you look at it like that, Wayne has been rapping for like 20 years and with any other job, you want to retire (no, he didn’t have an album out at age 8 but he’s been hanging with Cash Money since he was about 13).  AHH does report, however, that he also has the I Am Not A Human Being 2 album coming out in February so for all the fans, don’t get too scared because that means you have two more albums coming from Weezy F. Baby.

Something tells me he’ll pull a Jay-Z and be back to music without ever even really leaving.