And the Cash Money beef has now spilled over into the lap of Jay Z.
Baby is now suing Jay Z and Tidal for streaming Wayne’s Free Weezy Album exclusively on the service According to TMZ.
The court documents show that Birdman is going after Jay and Tidal for $50 million for streaming the project — because they maintain that they own all of the exclusive rights to Weezy’s music and he made the deal with Tidal illegally.
The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, gets nasty, with Cash Money claiming Jay Z’s fledgling company is now resorting to “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
According to the lawsuit, Tidal has claimed Cash Money does not have a exclusive lock on Wayne … Tidal claims Wayne specifically gave it the right to stream his music, in return for part ownership in the company.
Cash Money begs to differ, and the company quotes portions of its contract with Lil Wayne in the lawsuit. The contract specifically says Wayne does not have the power to license his music to anyone else.
And get this … Cash Money trashes Wayne’s ‘FWA’ album, saying it got “tepid reviews” and could hurt Cash Money’s attempts to exploit Wayne’s music.
The lawsuit comes on the heels of an official indictment out of Atlanta that alleges Birdman and Young Thug plotted to kill Lil Wayne.