After a long battle, Lil Wayne has finally settled two long-running lawsuits against Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group.
The first complaint, filed by Wayne in 2015, was against Cash Money, its owners Birdman and Ronald “Slim” Williams, UMG Recordings, and Universal Music Group.
The suit was originally filed in May 2015, and allegedly was dismissed out of court, with Universal paying in excesss of “well over $10 million” to settle the suit. In addition, Universal will reportedly release Wayne’s long-delayed “Tha Carter V.”
Wayne’s second lawsuit, filed in 2016, was over withheld profits from Universal and Soundexchange Inc. for artists he discovered and mentored on his Young Money imprint. Wayne sought $40 million in damages. There are no details about the monetary amount of the settlement.
Along with the legal battles, Lil Wayne and Birdman have publicly feuded often since December 2014 when Wayne claimed he was a “prisoner,” being forced to stay on Cash Money. The saga has involved a shooting, diss tracks, temporary truces, and suggestions of retirement from Wayne. In January 2017, Birdman also insisted that Tha Carter V is “definitely coming out.”
Recently, things started to look up for Wayne and Birdman, as they were spotted together at a club back in March. Birdman posted a photo of him and Wayne at a club with the caption, “Me and my SON.”