Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money Records for $51 million, TMZ reports

January 29, 2015 12:30 AM

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News of Lil Wayne's frustration with Cash Money Records has been swirling ever since early December, when the Uptown-raised rapper posted a series of incendiary tweets saying, among other things, that he was "a prisoner" to the label – for which he began recording at age 13 – and that its founder Bryan "Baby" Williams (who also records as Birdman) was deliberately holding back the release of "Tha Carter V," Wayne's next scheduled studio album. Plans for "Tha Carter V" were announced as far back as 2012; several release dates have been announced, and then postponed.

Now, according to TMZ, the rapper has filed suit against his longtime label. Lil Wayne is asking for $51 million, the site reports, and to be released from his contract with Cash Money. As well, TMZ says, the suit requests Wayne be declared joint copyright holder of recordings released by the Cash M...

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