Lil Wayne & Birdman Blow Off ANOTHER Lawsuit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Lil Wayne and Birdman are reuniting — only this time it’s for legal reasons. Their Young Money & Cash Money labels have been hit with with a $150k+ judgement due to both of them blowing off a legal battle.
Here’s the latest: On November 15th, the judge came back with his decision and granted the plaintiff’s motion and ordered Young Money and Cash Money Records to pay $154,623.72 to the music companies. The judgement was entered as a default due to the rappers failing to respond to the legal battle.
Here’s the backstory: Back in 2013, two London-based music companies sued Cash Money and Young Money in London Court. The music companies – 4AD Limited and XL Recordings – accused Lil Wayne and Birdman’s labels of not paying them royalties for samples they used.
The suit explained they licensed two songs to Lil Wayne and Birdman’s labels — one was to be sampled in a Nicki Minaj song and the other was to be used in Drake’s hit “Take Care”.
However, they said the labels failed to provide royalty statements or pay the money owed for the samples they used, along with 50% of the money made from public performances of their songs. However, they reached a settlement in which CM and YM agreed to pay $313k to the companies.
Then earlier this year, 4AD Limited and XL Recordings filed a new suit in New York Court. They explained Birdman and Lil Wayne blew off the settlement deal they signed and never paid the money owed. The suit demanded the foreign judgment be registered in New York, which is the first step needed to collect on a judgement by a creditor.
They demanded $149,412 owed on the settlement and they wanted the court to register their court order begin the process of collecting on their cash. Lil Wayne or Birdman never bothered responded to the allegations in the suit or showed up to court.