Lil Wayne’s $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money Records has reportedly hit a wall. According to TMZ, label sources say the New Orleans rapper has called off settlement talks with Birdman.
The suit stems from Wayne’s grievances with the label, which he expressed on Twitter in December 2014. “To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it,” he posted at the time. “I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy … I am a prisoner and so is my creativity.”
The ups and downs of Birdman and Wayne’s personal and professional relationship have played out in the spotlight over the past year. Earlier this year, the long-time collaborators reunited at Miami’s LIV nightclub, where Birdman (a.k.a. Baby) proclaimed while standing next to Weezy, “This my motherfuckin’ son and I’ma die for him, Ima live for him, and I’ll motherfuckin kill for him.” He continued, “That ain’t gonna never change, n—-. It’s YMCMB for life, and we gon’ live this shit.” They also appeared together on Mannie Fresh’s February release “Hate,” which also featured Juvenile.
While reps for Lil Wayne as well as Birdman and his attorney Vernon Brown have not immediately responded to Billboard‘s requests for comment, Weezy let his feelings be known during a recent performance in Denver on Saturday (May 21).
“F–k the bullshit,” he yelled into the mic. “F–k Cash Money.”