Lil Wayne, Lollipop rapper, sues Cash Money record label for $51M
Rapper says label stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered last month
Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He's suing Cash Money in New York for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered last month. (All figures are in US dollars.)
In the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Lil Wayne is asking to nullify contracts with the company.
The New Orleans-born Lil Wayne says his relationship with the label has been deteriorating over the last four years.
A lawyer for Cash Money didn't immediately return a message seeking comment. The label was co-founded by his mentor, Bryan "Birdman" Williams.
The Cash Money website is promoting the upcoming release of the record Lil Wayne finished last month.
A rapper since childhood, Lil Wayne released his first solo album, Tha Block Is Hot, in 1999.