Published Jan 24, 2015Rapper Lil Wayne has talked frequently about his frustration with Cash Money over his long-delayed album Tha Carter V. He's said that he's been held "prisoner" by the label, and took frequent shots at his boss Birdman on the recent Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape. Now, he's taken legal action.
As TMZ reports, Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit against Birdman, whose real name is Bryan Williams. Wayne is seeking $8 million, which he says he's owed as an advance for the yet-to-be-released album. He's also asking a judge to let him out of his contract with Cash Money.
UPDATE: TMZ has now got a hold of the actual court documents, and Lil Wayne is in fact suing for $51 million.
Birdman, on the other hand, has said that Tha Carter V will be released "in due time."
Wayne's not the only one experiencing frustrating delays from the Cash Money/Young Money stable. Tyga continues to blame the company for the constant delays of his next release The Gold Album.