Lawyers for Lil Wayne and Birdman had been in settlement talks in an attempt to avoid an all out legal war between the rapper and the man he once considered to be a father figure. TMZ reports that negotiations have broken down and the battle is now headed to court.
Wayne says he’s owed an $8 million advance from his last album, I Am Not a Human Being II. In addition to the financial debt, the “Lollipop” hit maker believes Cash Money Records has violated the terms of his contract by not releasing Tha Carter V. He and his lawyers will ask a judge to free him from his contract immediately.
Wayne plans to release all of his future recordings outside of Cash Money. A big question that has not been addressed is how this will affect Young Money artists Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga and others.