Lil Wayne released his new mixtape Free Weezy Album exclusively through Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service earlier in the month. This event marked the latest chapter in a long legal drama between Lil Wayne and his former label Cash Money over the delayed release of Tha Carter V.
Now, Cash Money is suing Tidal for $50 million for streaming The Free Weezy Album, claiming they have the exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and lambasting Tidal’s promotion as “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service“, TMZ Reports.
Tidal have defended themselves by claiming that Wayne gave the service permission to stream his music for partial ownership of the company. Cash Money, meanwhile, maintains that Wayne’s contract contains a clause specifically forbidding the artist from licensing his music to outside parties without their consent.