Even though they publicly hugged it out recently (for whatever reason), Lil Wayne has gone back to court accusing Birdman of refusing to turn over documents relating to Nicki Minaj and Drake, The Blast reports.
On February 21, Wayne filed a motion to compel the Cash Money CEO to produce documents needed to support Weezy’s years-long $50 million-dollar lawsuit against Cash Money Records.
Wayne accuses Birdman of misleading the court by pretending the label has turned over all supporting evidence. Wayne says the 121,000 pages of documents that Cash Money previously turned are “tediously accounting reports prepared by Universal Music, which the Cash Money is under,” according to the report.
Wayne says Cash Money was ordered to produce documents but continues to refuse. He specifically wants information relating to Minaj and Drake. The label claims they have no documents on the artists, but Wayne says that’s impossible — especially since Nicki has been releasing albums with the company since 2011.
As noted by The Blast, Wayne also points out that “while Cash Money claims their company has earned over $200 million in cash flow, it has no accounting records, no general ledger, no bank account records and no tax returns at all.”
Weezy’s motion also accuses Cash Money of not turning over records of payments the label made to Birdman and his brother, Ronald Williams. Further, he says they refuse to hand over all tax returns from 2011. Wayne says, “Unless Cash Money admits to criminal failure to file tax returns for 2011 to present, Cash Money must produce these returns.”
The judge has yet to rule on the motion.
Weezy originally sued Cash Money Records to have his record deal voided, due to Birdman not paying him tens of millions, including an $8 million advance for “Tha Carter V,” plus $2 million once the album was finished.
Meanwhile, Birdman says Wayne’s album “Tha Carter 5” is dropping this year