Well, if the beef between Birdman and Lil Wayne wasn’t enough, now Tidal and Jay-Z are the targets of a recent lawsuit. According to TMZ, Birdman has filed documents to sue Jay-Z and his Tidal Music Streaming service for $50 million in connection with the release of Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy album. Birdman claims he has the rights to all Lil Wayne music and wants damages from the streaming service.
‘The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, gets 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 quotes 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.
And get this … Cash Money trashes Wayne’s ‘FWA’ album, saying it got “tepid reviews” and could hurt Cash Money’s attempts to exploit Wayne’s music.’