Lil Wayne Opens Up About What Happened Between Him & Birdman

Lil Wayne didn’t get a big enough piece of the $100 million pie, that he says Birdman received from Universal Music Group distribution deal.

According to a fresh round of legal documents reported by TMZ, Wayne says Birdman confessed to spending around $70 million on royalties, marketing and recording costs. The Cash Money Records founder reportedly supplied Tunechi’s lawyer with more than 20,000 pages of document to prove that he spent the money on business expenses.

However, Wayne says the money isn’t adding up because the $70 million isn’t included in the paper trail, which is significant since the “Grateful” rapper is suing Cash Money for $51 million.

The two have been going at it in court for well over a year now, and it looked like Wayne was inching towards retirement to fully wash his hands of the legal battle.

He addressed the issue  on ESPN earlier this week.  “This is business,” Wayne told Skip Bayless. “I have a family, I have kids, I have a mother, we got bills. Once the business is right, then everything is right.”

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Birdman Gives $250,000 Bentley To GF Toni Braxton

Birdman sure does love him some Toni Braxton. The Cash Money CEO recently gave the chanteuse a 2017 Bentley Bentayga, according to reports.

The luxury SUV from the British automaker reportedly costs $250,000. It’s named for the Roque Bentayga, an iconic peak in the Atlantic Canary Islands.

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Apple Music Signs Deal With Birdman, Cash Money Records

Cash Money and Apple Music are teaming up.

Birdman and his label have signed a deal with Apple Music, joining a roster of artists who are already in exclusive deals with the tech titan, according to Billboard.

Birdman teased the news on Instagram over the weekend, posing for a photo next to Apple Music’s Larry Jackson. “It’s official,” he wrote in a since-deleted caption. “Cash Money makes a power move with Apple Music.”

That “power move” will likely include an exclusivity guarantee, marking the first time a label has entered an exclusive deal with Apple as opposed to individual artists.

Jackson posted the same picture on his account, jokingly saying he signed a deal with Cash Money as an R&B singer.

“Check one off of the bucket list,” he wrote. “Signed as an R&B crooner to Ca$h Money yesterday. My life is oh so complete now…Welcome to the fam @birdman5star. Tough negotiator. Much respeck.”

The details of the deal are unknown. It’s also unclear how this will affect Cash Money’s star-studded roster. Lil Wayne is still at odds with his longtime label and mentor Baby. Meanwhile, he and Nicki Minaj both have ties to Jay Z’s TIDAL.

Elsewhere, Drake has his own deal with Apple Music that’s been quite lucrative for the 6 God.

Besides Drake, Chance the Rapper, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and Future are among the artists who’ve signed exclusive deals with Apple Music.