As the legal battle continues between Lil Wayne and Birdman, news comes out now that Birdman is now suing Jay Z and Tidal for streaming Wayne’s Free Weezy Album exclusively on the service. TMZ is reporting that newly filed court documents show that Birdman is going after Jay and Tidal for $50 million, and they maintain that they own all of the exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and that the Tidal stream is illegal. In the lawsuit it is stated that Tidal claims Cash Money doesn’t have that exclusive ownership, and that Wayne gave them the go ahead to exclusively stream his music in return for part ownership in Tidal.
UPDATE: Young Thug is now being charged with drugs and weapons violations following his arrest yesterday. The charges came after a search of Thug’s home in Atlanta. Police officials have yet to announce exactly what was found at Thug’s residence during the search. Thug is currently being held at the DeKalb County jail where he is awaiting his initial court appearance and bond hearing.
Remember when Lil Wayne’s tour bus got shot up after a show in ATL? Well it seems now that Young Thug and Birdman may have been apart of it. Today WSBTV reporter Mike Petchenik broke news that Thug and Birdman have been named in a indictment that alleges their involvement in a conspiracy with suspect Jimmy Winfrey (Peewee Roscoe) in a plot to take down Lil Wayne… Read more…
UPDATE: Reports are coming out now that Young Thug threatened to shoot mall security and that’s why the warrant was issued for his arrest this morning. According to an arrest warrant, Williams was asked to leave the mall on July 7th and was being escorted out when he “threatened to shoot (a security guard) in the face.”
According to reports from AJC, Young Thug has been arrested this morning by U.S. Marshals executing an outstanding warrant issued by Dunwoody police. Thugger was taken in by officers without a problem around 6 a.m., and will now be transferred to the DeKalb county jail where he awaits his initial court appearance and bond hearing. “Williams was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him with terroristic threats stemming from an incident that occurred with the jurisdiction of the Dunwoody police,” Joyner said in a news release.
Hopefully this can all be resolved for Thug before the August release date of his forthcoming album, Hy!£UN35. Check back here for updates on the situation as they arise.
Birdman and Lil Wayne still seem to be on bad terms. Last night Lil Wayne was performing at Club LIV in Miami and Birdman reportedly threw a drink at Weezy from his section above the stage. In the short clip above we don’t actually get to see the drink thrown but see Wayne’s reaction after the incident as the camera pans up to Birdman and his section. Hopefully this doesn’t continue to escalate while Wayne’s lawsuit against Cash Money is ongoing.
According to the Wall Street Journal, 50 Cent has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The petition 50 and his lawyer filed said that his assets and debt were within the $10 million to $50 million range. The file for bankruptcy came just three days after 50 was ordered to pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston (Rick Ross’ baby momma) for leaking a sex tape of her and her boyfriend.
However this does not mean Fifty is broke as a statement was released:
The filing allows Mr. Jackson to reorganize his financial affairs, as he addresses various professional liabilities and takes steps to position the future of his various business interests,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, and counsel to Mr. Jackson, in a statement to Billboard. “Mr. Jackson’s business interests will continue unaffected in the ordinary course during the pendency of the chapter 11 case. This filing for personal bankruptcy protection permits Mr. Jackson to continue his involvement with various business interests and continue his work as an entertainer, while he pursues an orderly reorganization of his financial affairs.
Over the weekend news broke that 22-year old Chicago rapper Capo, who had ties to Chief Keef’s Glo Gang and 300, was shot and killed in his hometown. The Chicago Tribune reported the shooting happened at approximately 1:40 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood on Saturday July 11th where Capo was shot in the hip and back during a drive-by shooting.
The shooter, who fled in his vehicle after the drive-by shooting, also struck a one-year-old boy who was in a stroller while attempting to get away from the police. Officer Bari Lemmon, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department, stated the child passed away at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
Chief Keef is planning to have a benefit concert for his fallen friend, in which he will perform as a hologram for a free concert on July 17th in the city to raise money for both victims’ families as well as other Chicago charities.
Now that Wayne’s Free Weezy Album is out now he decides it is perfect time to let go of news of his next move. Tunechi will be throwing his own festival in his home state of Louisiana on August 28th called Lil Weezyana Fest. We are sure Lil Wayne will have plenty of his friends joining him on stage so this may no be one you want to miss. Purchase tickets here.
Rick Ross is now a free man but it wasn’t cheap for the MMG leader. In a Fayette County court today, the judge allowed Ross to post $500,000 cash, $500,000 surety bond, and $1 million in equity from his mansion. As part of the deal, if he obstructs justice or intimidates any witnesses, he will forfeit the $5 million property.
This time around the charges are more serious for the MMG leader as they include aggravated battery, kidnapping and aggravated assault. According to reports Rozay, as well as his bodyguard, were having work done on some property he purchased in Fayette County, Georgia, when he allegedly got into a fight with one of the workers and pistol-whipped him. Ross and his bodyguard both remain in police custody. Hopefully we get an update soon.
YG has been rather quiet this year so far as he continues to work on his sophomore album and now he may have a bit of a set back as reports have broken that the rapper was shot last night. According to TMZ, YG was shot three times in the hip around 1:45am at his Los Angeles studio.
The police went to the hospital to get info from YG where they said he was “very uncooperative” so the shooter is still on the loose. YG’s injuries are not life threatening and he is currently recovering just fine in the hospital.