An Entertainment Lawyer Breaks Down Lil Wayne's Lawsuit Against Cash Money

Former entertainment lawyer Reggie Ossé breaks down the horrifying details of Weezy's claims against Birdman and Cash Money.

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Lil Wayne once rapped, "Cash Money Records, where dreams come true." But as of late, that dream has turned into a nightmare. Last December, Wayne publicly called out his long time label on Twitter, blaming them for holding up the release of his highly anticipated album, Tha Carter V. And back in January, he filed a $51 million lawsuit against the company.

As the recent "Blurred Lines" ruling showed us, lawsuits can be complicated things. So we got with former entertainment lawyer Reggie Ossé, a.k.a. Combat Jack, to break down the lawsuit for us in the video above. What he reveals might shock you. Although we're clearly only getting one side of the story, Wayne's lawsuit makes some pretty remarkable claims against the label. For example, Wayne claims Cash Money owes Wayne $8 million for Tha Carter V alone. He also claims the label won't provide any accounting for how much money Drake has actually generated for him. When it all adds up, Wayne's $51 million doesn't sound all that outlandish.

Meanwhile, Wayne's beef with Birdman is still playing out in public as Weezy threw some subliminal shots at Baby in a Young Money cypher over the weekend.

Last week, there were reports of a shooting at Lil Wayne's Miami house but it turned out to be a hoax

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