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Lil Wayne settles Cash Money legal dispute

By | Published on Monday 11 June 2018

Birdman & Lil Wayne

A lawyer for Lil Wayne has confirmed that a settlement has been reached in his long-running legal battle with Cash Money Records.

The legal dispute between Lil Wayne and Birdman’s Cash Money label has been going on since 2015. It began with claims that the label had failed to hand over a $10 million advance for Wayne’s long-awaited ‘Tha Carter V’ album, and in the intervening years has spiralled into a complicated case into which Universal Music was also pulled.

Speculation that some progress had finally been made in the dispute began to circulate earlier this year when Birdman and Lil Wayne were pictured socialising.

The rapper’s attorney, Ron Sweeney, confirmed that a settlement had been reached, telling Billboard: “Per our settlement agreement, the matter has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. In terms of the particulars, we’re prohibited legally from saying anything further. I can say that my client is happy. He is his own man, a man that owns his assets, his music and himself. At some point, Wayne will let his fans know what’s going to happen next”.

Whether this means that the album held in limbo by all this legal wrangling, ‘Tha Carter V’, will now see the light of day remains to be see. However, Birdman and Lil Wayne were pictured this weekend in a studio seemingly working on new music.