The long tried legal battle between Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Cash Money Records is over.
It has been years in the making, but it looks like the Birdman-Wayne beef/lawsuit has finally come to a close. In 2015, Wayne filed a $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money and Birdman, as well as UMG, for unpaid dues on his unreleased album Tha Carter V.
On May 23rd, Wayne reportedly filed for the case to be dismissed, as both parties have seemed to settle. UMG executives agree to pay Tunechi over $10 million, but keeping the rights to Drake and Nicki Minaj’s work with Cash Money.
The settlement also seems to detail the release of Tha Carter V, which has been hip hop’s biggest secret since 2013. The project is set to release via UMG rather than Birdman’s subdivision. The album has reportedly been done since 2015, but has yet to see a release because of Birdman’s refusal to drop it, when Wayne was left unpaid for a whopping $10 million for TCV‘s completion. More on the lawsuit as we get more details.