Breach of Contract Beef: Lil Wayne vs Birdman
In another Orlando breach of contract lawyer update, megastar rapper Lil Wayne has dismissed his breach of contract beef with Cash Money Records mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams. Wayne sued his record company earlier this year for breach of contract arising out of his dispute over his latest record “Tha Carter V,” which he recorded in late 2013. The record was originally set to drop in early 2014, but a series of delays ensued. Although a number of singles were released, the album itself has still not been released. Wayne has been quite vocal in his allegations that Cash Money breached the contract by failing to release the record, despite the fact that it is complete and ready to go.
Wayne alleged that Cash Money breached the recording contract by failing to pay him $10 million dollars for recording the record, $8 million that was due when he went into the studio in December 2013 to record and $2 million when he completed the album. The lawsuit demanded damages of $51 million, which included the $10 million for breach of the recording contract and $41 million in lost profits due to the failure to release the record for sale. Wayne also alleged that Cash Money breached various agreements by failing to pay Wayne’s company royalty payments and provide monthly account statements detailing the money earned. You can read the Lil Wayne vs Birdman breach of contract complaint here.
Wayne’s breach of contract lawsuit was originally filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, but on April 6, 2015, Wayne’s attorney filed a notice of voluntary dismissal, which dismissed the breach of contract lawsuit without prejudice. No news has circulated regarding whether the breach of contract suit settled, or as some rumors have it, it will simply be re-filed in a different state as the beef between the two rap moguls continues to escalate.