*Lil Wayne is reportedly demanding that a judge sanction Birdman for allegedly refusing to turn over documents relating to Nicki Minaj and Drake in his $50 million lawsuit against the mogul’s Cash Money Records.
The suit sought to have his record deal voided over non-payment. He accused the label of owing him tens of millions, including an $8 million advance for “Tha Carter V,” plus $2 million once the album was finished.
On Feb. 21, Wayne filed a motion to compel production of documents in the ongoing legal battle. According to The Blast, Wayne accuses Birdman of misleading the court by pretending to have turned over all documents in their possession. Weezy says Cash Money produced 121,000 pages of documents but calls them mostly tedious accounting reports prepared by Cash Money’s parent company Universal Music.
The rapper claims that Cash Money has earned over $200 million in cash flow, but has no accounting records, no general ledger, no bank account records and no tax returns at all.
Wayne says his legal team has demanded all records pertaining to Nicki and Drake, but Cash Money claims to have no documents available, despite Nicki releasing albums with the company since 2011.
Weezy’s motion also accuses Cash Money of not turning over records of payments the label made to Birdman and his brother, Ronald Williams. Further, he says they refuse to hand over all tax returns from 2011. He says, “Unless Cash Money admits to criminal failure to file tax returns for 2011 to present, Cash Money must produce these returns.”
The judge has yet to rule on the motion.
In the meantime, Wayne has dropped the new track “Vizine,” birthed from a music/shoe partnership with clothing brand Ethika.
Wayne is one of many rappers on Ethika’s “RGB Mixtape 2,” the follow-up to the first tape released in February 2017 featuring Meek Mill, Lil Durk, 21 Savage and others. According to Billboard, each song comes with an artist’s signature pair of Ethika sneakers.
Along with some of ‘Vizine’s” lyrics about himself, it appears Wayne also took a shot at Birdman, saying, “No one man should have all that power if he can’t afford to pay the light bills.” The line may be a nod to the apparent recent foreclosure on Birdman’s multimillion-dollar Miami mansion.
Listen to “Vizine” below: