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Judge Finally Issues Ruling In Lil Wayne's Long, Legal Battle Against Birdman & Cash Money

The legal battle between Lil Wayne and forever frenemy Birdman is coming to a close, it seems.

Lil Wayne was victorious in a recent settlement, at least. Based off of court documents obtained by The Blast, Universal reportedly cut a big, big check to the Young Money head honcho in order to settle the longstanding lawsuit. 

How much? Reportedly, the amount is “well over $10 million.”

“Weezy originally sued Birdman’s label, Cash Money Records, to have his record deal voided,” The Blast explained. “He accused the label of owing him tens of millions of dollars, including an $8 million advance for Tha Carter V, plus $2 million once the album was finished.”

Papers were apparently filed on May 23th, as both parties were ready to settle and put the dispute to rest. Per the arrangement, Wayne is now completely free of Cash Money. Oh and the long-awaited Tha Carter V may be able to be released through Universal.

“[Expletive] trying to steer my career without letting me do or say a damn thing,” Wayne declared during a 2017 performance. “But, it’s moments like this that make that [expletive] this big to me.”

Wayne and Birdman have been at odds for quite some time, with Wayne alleging that Birdman screwed him out of a LOT of money, including the $8 million advance for Wayne's studio album "Tha Carter V", which the label supposedly refused to release. This led to Weezy filing a $51 million lawsuit against Birdman’s Cash Money Records.

Last summer, Wayne threw down an amended petition in New Orleans court that stated, "Lil Wayne claims that Cash Money has been debt-ridden and persistently undercapitalized, unable to pay him the $8 million advance on ‘Tha Carter V’ and the huge profits that should be flowing in from the success of Young Money."

"Young Money’s addition of superstars Drake and Nicki Minaj added both luster and substantial money at stake. Through his agreements, Lil Wayne claimed partial ownership and profits from those artists."

Birdman had allegedly responded to Weezy's request for the court to appoint a monitor or shut down Young Money, stating that Weezy didn’t have the right to pull this move, as he was still under contract. 

Guess this is all worked out now. Good. These two have quite a history, considering that Wayne was actually discovered as a rapper in 1993 by Birdman when he was around 11-years-old, after the now-superstar had called and left a song on the music executive’s voice mail. 

A few years later, he became a part of Cash Money Records’ Hot Boys in 1997 around age 15.

Now that a settlement has been reached, the countdown is on for Tha Carter V to drop. 

So, what do you think? 

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