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Lil Wayne Files Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group Over Cash Money Deal


(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne is still pursuing his legal fight to get compensated from music companies. According to TMZ, the New Orleans native is now suing Universal Music Group, the distributor for Cash Money Records.

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The website reports Wayne filed a federal lawsuit against Universal, claiming a portion of the $100 million UMG paid out to Cash Money is rightfully his. He asserts most of the revenue earned by CMR came from acts like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga. All three performers are signed to Wayne’s Young Money imprint.

Wayne previously filed a separate lawsuit against Cash Money for unpaid royalties and album advances. He also alleged CMR still owed money to Drake and Tyga as well as several producers that worked on Young Money projects.

Published legal documents showed the parties supposedly agreed to a 51%-49% split between Wayne and Cash Money for revenues from Young Money. In addition, the papers claim YM was to receive one-third of the net profits from the sale of Drake’s solo recordings.

Cash Money entered into an unprecedented partnership with Universal Music Group in 1998. The label signed a $30 million distribution deal which reportedly included CMR receiving a $2 million advance every year, 85% of its royalties, and ownership of all masters.

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  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    VERY SMART BU$INE$$ MOVE! UNIVERSAL WILL NOT WANT ANYONE DIGGING INTO THEIR BOOKS EVEN IF THEY MAY BE CLEAN. IT WILL FORCE THEM TO PRESSURE BIRDMAN INTO FIXING THE SITUATION LIKE THE LAST TIME. PEOPLE FORGET OR PROBABLY NEVER KNEW ABOUT ALL THE $$$ THEY PAID LIL WAYNE BACK WHEN HE WAS GOING TO LEAVE FOR ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS. HE GOT LIKE $11 MILLION & WAS MADE PRESIDENT OF CA$H MONEY RECORDS PLUS HIS OWN IMPRINT YOUNG MONEY.

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  • Rozay23

    I think this process could have moved along alot faster if he didn’t go back to kissing Birdman and kept the pressure on him.

  • Winner15

    Wayne should be getting a good payout soon enough especially from the Publishing from the Masters of the songs. The 51/49% split is good and since CMR agreed to that I don’t see how Birdman is trying to hide money? Birdman is being a real idiot because Young Money owns all the majority of the song publishing so all the songs heavily rotation spins @ $0.091/ spin adds up over the years big time plus the synchronization fees.! This just shows everyone who struggles for a Major Record deal that the Music biz is Shady big time. Super crooks destroying it’s essential values. Corruption besides the downfall of cd sales is what cause it to sink to the near bottom.

    • ApricotNapalm

      the lawyers will be getting the best payout…..go college everybody, lawyer or doctor or engineering or computers

      • Perico777

        Still gotta start from zero, not everyone has the talent too get hired for these type of cases.

      • Start out chasing ambulances like everyone else!

    • Explain?

      • Winner15

        Basically ..If..(Key word because right now Wayne is definitely losing a lot of money I am sure from his Lawyer fighting the case with Birdman unless he negotiated a deal with the lawyer to be paid a good percentage of the overall case?) ..Overall Universal must be hiding money from Birdman and trying to short him so Wayne and his lawyers must of figured this out and trying to trap both in a corner form the lawsuits. By Wayne owning 51% of the Publishing split is better then 5% ownership or zero because now he has a chance to obtain something.

      • No doubt!
        I think lawyers fees are awarded on top of $$$ recovered in some cases, others, like the two options you mentioned as well.

        Weezy on some squeeze play chet, somebody has to pay!
        Funny how this started when he joined Zulu?
        Zulu probably opened up his eyes.

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  • KashIsKlay

    Good. Might get back close to 100 million between both suits

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  • I_AM_Houston

    so why didnt he just do this in the first place?

  • dbfromdc

    CASH MONEY OWNS 51% OF YOUNG MONEY!!! LIL WAYNE WON’T GET A DIME OUT OF UNIVERSAL!!! THOSE CONTRACTS LIL WAYNE SIGNED ARE IRON CLAD!!!

  • Markus

    Doing business with so-called “family “a lot of times can be worse than dealing with strangers.