(AllHipHop News) It seems like things were all good between Birdman and Lil Wayne. Earlier this summer, the "father" and "son" settled Wayne's lawsuit against Birdman's Cash Money Records.
However, Birdman is apparently bringing the Young Money leader into his legal fight against Aspire Music Group which was co-founded by Wayne's manager Cortez Bryant. Aspire sued Cash Money, Young Money, Republic Records, and Universal Music Group over music royalties connected to YMCMB artist Drake.
Last month, a New York judge ruled against Cash Money's request to have the case dismissed. It appears CM has now decided to counter-sue, suggesting Bryant and Lil Wayne conspired with attorney Ronald Sweeney to supposedly swindle money from Drake's profits.
The Blast reports:
> According to documents, obtained by The Blast, Cash Money now claims, “Aspire was simply a shell company,” adding, “There was no business purpose to forming Aspire, other than to siphon profits out of the joint venture and to divert those profits to Sweeney, Bryant, and Carter/ Young Money. Aspire never conducted any business other than getting Drake signed to a record label. Aspire has never signed, nor sought to sign, a single additional artist.”
According to the site, Cash Money wants Aspire’s lawsuit to be dismissed as well as unspecified damages for fraud, aiding & abetting a breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with contractual relations. Lil Wayne nor Young Money are named as defendants in the suit.
Revenue from Drake's extensive music catalog was a major factor in Lil Wayne's 2015 complaint against Birdman and Cash Money. Legal documents suggested a “2009 Drake Letter Amendment” guaranteed profits from the sale of Drake’s solo recordings were supposed be divided between Cash Money and Young Money with YM receiving one-third of the net profits.