According to a Tidal rep, the planned Cash Money lawsuit against Tidal never went through.
“No Cash Money lawsuit was ever served and therefore it was dismissed before it was ever started,”
the rep tells Rolling Stone. Bryan “Birdman” Williams’ Cash Money Records reportedly was suing Jay Z’s streaming venture Tidal for $50 million, claiming that the artist-owned service has no right to host Lil Wayne’s ‘Free Weezy’ album, which arrived exclusively on the platform on July 4th.
Birdman’s claim was the fact that Cash Money owns the exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and the rapper’s contract stipulates that he cannot license his music to anyone else. Tidal, however, has disputed this claim, saying Wayne offered ‘Free Weezy’ exclusively to the service in exchange for a stake in the company. The suit also claimed that the partnership between Wayne and Tidal was a desperate attempt to save the “struggling” streaming service. Well as you know, Lil’ Wayne & Birdman still haven’t completely resolved all of their issues. We hope they get everything settled.