Lil Wayne’s label sues Jay Z and Tidal for £30 million for releasing ‘Free Weezy Album’

July 17, 2015

Lil Wayne’s record label Cash Money is suing Jay-Z for the tune of $50 million after Jay-Z’s Tidal music streaming service released a new mixtape from Lil Wayne for free.

lil-wayneTidal exclusively released Wayne’s ‘Free Weezy Album’ earlier this month, with the move being criticised by Cash Money for what they see as “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”

Cash Money, which has been Wayne’s home since 1996, have claimed exclusive rights to the rapper’s music. They claim their contract with the rapper prevents him from licensing his music without their permission.