Cash Money Reportedly Suing TIDAL Over Lil Wayne
Birdman claims that Jay Z's music service does not have the right to stream 'FWA'
Shortly after news broke of Birdman’s alleged involvement in the recent shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour bus, the Cash Money exec is suing Jay Z’s TIDAL service for $50 million for streaming songs from Wayne’s recently released FWA.
According to TMZ, Cash Money claims it has exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and names TIDAL as an illegal intermeddler. In response, TIDAL maintains that a) Cash Money does not have an exclusive lock Birdman’s protege-turned-enemy, and b) Wayne specifically let them stream his music in return for part ownership in the company.
Cash Money, though, points out that Wayne’s contract says he does not have the power to license his music to anyone else, which, all maybe-murder plots aside, is a fair point.