Back in July, Birdmanmade headlines for reportedly suing Tidal and Jay Z for $50 million because of an unauthorized stream of Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album. Nine months later, the lawsuit has officially been dismissed.
According to Rolling Stone, a Tidal rep notes the planned lawsuit from Cash Money Records never happened. “No Cash Money lawsuit was ever served and therefore it was dismissed before it was ever started,” the rep says.
In our original report, Stunna wanted to sue because Cash Money owns all of the exclusive rights to Wayne’s music. The lawsuit contended that what Tidal did with FWA was illegal, quoting certain portions of Wayne’s Cash Money contract that states he can’t license his music without Birdman’s permission.
Even after this, Tidal still streamed his Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans in August. After all, he did announce a new deal with the service that made him an artist owner.
While Wayne’s Tha Carter V remains in limbo, it hasn’t stopped him from trying to get his money. This week, he is now suing Universal Music Group for withholding profits for the success of his Young Money artistsDrake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga.