Lil Wayne and Birdman Drop Lawsuit Over Drake’s Royalties
New legal documents show Lil Wayne and Birdman are voluntarily agreeing to discontinue their case of claiming Drake’s royalties.
Back in 2017, Aspire Music Group, co-founded by Lil Wayne and ex-manager, Cortez Bryant, sued Cash Money Records and Universal Music accusing them of holding out on royalties owed from Drake’s music. Aspire said they discovered Drake and claimed to have a deal in place entitling them to 1/3 share of the net profits from Drake’s first six albums, along with a share of the copyrights. The other 2/3 was split between Wayne’s Young Money and Cash Money. Then Birdman counter-sued Bryant’s Aspire Music Group, accusing Bryant and Lil Wayne of conspiring with a lawyer named Ronald Sweeney to allegedly gain a larger share of Drake’s profits.
The whole beef is in the past now and hopefully everyone is getting their fair share.