Birdman is reportedly going after Jay Z in court because he says Jay is failing at the music streaming business and is illegally using Lil Wayne to try and save the business. Cash Money is suing TIDAL for $50 million because they streamed Weezy’s FWA album. In the lawsuit Cash Money is claiming they have exclusive rights to Weezy’s music so Tidal is illegally streaming the album.
TMZ reports the following about the situation:
“The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, get nasty, with Cash Money claiming Jay Z’s fledgling company is now resorting to “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
According to the lawsuit, Tidal has claimed Cash Money does not have a exclusive lock on Wayne … Tidal claims Wayne specifically gave it the right to stream his music, in return for part ownership in the company.
Cash Money begs to differ and the company, quoting portions of its contract with Lil Wayne in the lawsuit. The contract specifically says Wayne does not have the power to license his music to anyone else.”