Birdman is suing Jay Z and his TIDAL streaming service, claiming it illegally distributed Lil Wayne’s latest LP, Free Weezy Album.
In court docs, the hip-hop mogul’s label Cash Money says it has the exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and TIDAL is an illegal intermeddler, reports TMZ.
Back in June, the rapper reportedly signed to TIDAL, where he released the track “Glory” exclusively on the service. The company says Wayne gave their company streaming rights to his music, in exchange for part ownership in the company.
Cash Money’s lawsuit claims TIDAL is resorting to “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
Furthermore, Birdman’s label references portions of Wayne’s contract in the lawsuit, which specifically says he doesn’t have rights to license his music.
The company is seeking $50 million in damages.