Posted Jul 16th, 2015 (4:29 pm) by Matt Felten
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Less than 24 hours after being accused of co-conspiring to murder Lil Wayne with Young Thug, Birdman and his influential hip hop label Cash Money are suing Jay-z's stumbling streaming service Tidal for $50 Million over Wayne's The Free Weezy Album.

Lil Wayne released the mixtape exclusively on Tidal earlier this month, a metaphorical middle finger to Cash Money after a dramatic and drawn out lawsuit between Cash Money and the label's poster-child regarding the delayed release of Tha Carter V. Today, a butt-hurt Cash Money filed a lawsuit for $50 Million against Tidal, claiming that they still held exclusive rights to Wayne's material and that Tidal's deal with Wayne was just "a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service."

Tidal responded by saying that in exchange for a share in the company, Wayne signed over permission for the service to stream his tracks exclusively. Cash Money countered that their contract with Wayne contains a clause which prohibited any such deals without their consent. If what Cash Money claims is true, this lawsuit could potentially spell The End for Tidal.

This lawsuit follows an already tumultuous week in hip hop, with the alleged conspiring of Wayne's murder, Young Thug's arrest for threatening to kill a mall cop, and DMX's 6 month prison sentence for failing to pay $400,000 in child support. We can only hope that the rap industry gives us even more to write about in the coming days.

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