Lil Wayne is about to be sued by his own lawyers.
In an unusual twist, TMZ report that Wayne has come under fire from his own legal team. The filing relates to the rapper’s prolonged and bitter dispute with Cash Money Records CEO Bryan ‘’Birdman’’ Williams.
The lawyers are suing Lil Wayne after alleging that they are still owed some US$375,000 in fees for their initial services. However, if they think it’s going to be easy getting any money off Lil Wayne, they’ve got another thing coming.
The New Orleans rapper had been involved in a drawn out fight with his label, after angrily stating that it was withholding the release of his long prolonged album Tha Carter V. The lawsuit filed by Wayne was for a whopping $51 million.
The album in question’s release had been slated for release as far back as October 2013, with it’s failure to materialise becoming something of a Guns N Roses/Chinese Democracy-esque phenomena for the new generation. In February this year, Wayne announced the imminent release of a Free Weezy Album. It was announced it would arrive before Tha Carter V and contained plenty of vitriol aimed at ‘’Birdman’’. The release came as an exclusive to streaming site Tidal, of which Wayne was now a partner of.
Wayne is a hugely successful recording artist having sold over 100 million records worldwide. However, this isn’t his first legal dispute in relation to money. This news comes fresh in the wake of his house being raided in early November, after he failed to pay outstanding debts to a private jet company. At that time it was the latest in a long string of alleged unsettled payments to producers and concert promoters.
Watch Lil Wayne’s live version (without music) of his exclusive Tidal track Glory below: