Lil Wayne Drops Cash Money Lawsuit
Update: As it turns out, Lil Wayne is NOT dropping his lawsuit against Cash Money Records, but instead, transferring the suit from New York to New Orleans.
Lil Wayne’s lawyer, Ron Sweeney, tells Rolling Stone that while the original suit was filed in New York, where both Cash Money and Universal Music Group have offices, the two sides have worked out a deal to re-file the suit in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Wayne originally signed his Cash Money contract in 1998.
“We gave them until [Monday], April 6th to file an answer,” Sweeney says. “[Cash Money] said they were going to challenge the venue, so at that point, it was a waste of time and money, so we all agreed that we would dismiss the action [in New York] and Wayne and [his record label] Young Money would re-file in New Orleans.”
The Jasmine Brand is exclusively reporting that Lil Wayne has driggity-dropped his infamous lawsuit against former mentor/boss/daddy Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Cash Money Records. The lawsuit was filed back in January following an unexpected meltdown Weezy had on Twitter last December where he revealed he wanted out of the Cash Money crew and accused the label of playing with the release date of his Tha Carter V album.
In the suit, Wayne demanded $51 million from Birdman and his label for breaching a contract that was suppose to pay Tunechi tens of millions of dollars for the super-delayed fifth installment of his Tha Carter franchise. However, on April 6th, the vet rapper filed documents to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit against Cash Money. He dismissed the case “without prejudice,” meaning and could reopen at any time. (Protect yo neck.)
When the suite first jumped off, Wayne had reportedly been willing to drop the case for his $8 million advance and the $2 million he was owed for completing the Tha Carter V. So who knows, maybe his faux father came up off that bread to keep his former kissing-buddy quiet. (Shrugs.)
Source: The Jasmine Brand
DMX Accused of Robbing a Fan in Newark
A 21-year-old Newark man is claiming that DMX and his crew ran his pockets early Easter morning. In the police report, the victim stated that he sparked a convo with Dark Man X at an Exxon gas station on highway 21 when a member of X’s thuggish entourage flashed a gun and told him to give up his loot. The
drug-dealer guy claims he then pulled out a stack of $3, 200, which his used-to-be-favorite-rapper-turned-robber snatch and proceeded to jump in one of four black Cadillac Escalades and sped off. (Now the “Ruff Ryders Anthem” won’t stop playing in my head.)
The alleged prey said he followed the train of trucks long enough to jot down one of the license plate numbers, which he handed over to authorities. But X’s lawyer is offering a completely different account; saying the man had offered the rowdy rapper drugs during their mini meet and greet, which his client refused and skedaddled. (I just knew drugs were involved in some way.) Whatever the case, there were security cams on deck, so yeah…these allegations are still under investigation.
All I gotta say is: not a damn thing! ‘Cause I ain’t trying to get rolled on next.