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Lil Wayne Makes An Appearance On The 2018 Forbes “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” List

Lil Wayne Makes An Appearance On The 2018 Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings List

Forbes reveal the top 20 rappers who have appeared on their 2018 Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. Lil Wayne made an appearance on this list at No. 18 by banking around $19 million, which is $3.5 million more than what he made last year.

Tunechi‘s Young Money artist Drake also made the top 20 of this year’s Hip-Hop Cash Kings list by entering at No. 4 with around $47 million. If you are interested, Birdman also made the list at No. 16 with an estimated $20 million.

You can check out the full list below. This year has also been Weezy‘s biggest payday since 2014 and that is thanks to headlining concerts and reaching a multimillion-dollar settlement with Cash Money Records and Universal!

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Lil Wayne’s Lawyer Confirms He Is Now A Free Independent Artist Who Owns All His Rights

Lil Wayne's Lawyer Confirms He Is Now A Free Independent Artist Who Owns All His Rights

First thing’s first, I want to give a huge shout out to all of the real fans who have stuck with Lil Wayne as he has gone through this situation that felt never-ending with his record labels!

After we first heard about Wayne winning his legal battle with Universal and Cash Money Records a few days ago, Mr. Carter‘s attorney Ron Sweeney has given a statement to Billboard about the case:

“Per our settlement agreement, the matter has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. In terms of the particulars, we’re prohibited legally from saying anything further. I can say that my client is happy. He is his own man, a man that owns his assets, his music and himself. At some point, Wayne will let his fans know what’s going to happen next.”

This confirms that Weezy has reached a settlement with Cash Money, which means he is now a free independent artist who owns his rights again (but he is still cool with Birdman). However, the lawsuit is not fully closed yet.

If you didn’t already know, Sweeney has been Tunechi‘s main lawyer for 13 years and he hired Howard King to litigate this case against Universal and CM. I guess we now just have to wait for Tune to make an announcement on what we can expect next from him! Maybe he will say something later today at Summer Jam?

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Lil Wayne Emerges Victorious In His Lawsuit Against Birdman, Cash Money & Universal?

Lil Wayne Emerges Victorious In His Lawsuit Against Birdman, Cash Money & Universal

According to The Blast, Lil Wayne has emerged triumphant in his ongoing case with Birdman, Cash Money Records, and Universal Music Group after they say they have obtained the court documents.

The rival website to TMZ reveal Howard King, who is Wayne‘s attorney, filed a notice with the court on May 23rd saying all parties have come to an agreement and are ready to be done with the lawsuit.

Sources tell them that Universal wrote Tunechi a huge check for “well over $10 million” to settle the case and none of the money came from Birdman or CMR.

They also added that Universal were comfortable paying Tune the money, because they believe they will make it all back from Drake and Nicki Minaj profits in the future.

If these court documents are legit then Weezy should now officially be off Cash Money Records and Tha Carter V will be free to drop on Universal!

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Irv Gotti Breaks Down Lil Wayne & Birdman’s Ongoing Issues Over Money [Video]

Irv Gotti Breaks Down Lil Wayne & Birdman Ongoing Issues Over Money

Irv Gotti was the special guest on episode 204 of Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” series and during his appearance, he broke down the current situation going on between Lil Wayne and Birdman/Cash Money Records.

The co-founder of Murder Inc. Records chatted to Nadeska and Akademiks about Tunechi being so cool with his 9-year-old son at one point that he would of killed someone for Tune, why Cash Money don’t pay record producers, the distribution deal between CM and Universal, and how he made a mistake to not manage Nicki Minaj.

You can check out the conversation in a clip after the jump below!

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Lil Wayne Claims Universal Music Group Collaborated With Birdman To Screw Him Out Of Millions

Lil Wayne Claims Universal Music Group Collaborated With Birdman In His Cash Money Lawsuit

There has finally been an update in Lil Wayne‘s ongoing lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records!

According to TMZ, who have obtained new documents in the case, Weezy is claiming Baby and Universal Music Group worked together to cheat him out of millions of dollars.

Tune‘s lawyer, Howard King, has filed docs in a New Orleans court saying Cash Money and Universal backdated a deal to make it look like Tune signed it before Young Money‘s contract with CM expired.

Also in the docs, Tunechi‘s team are saying UMG knew all along that putting an earlier date on the deal would screw him out of profits from his Young Mula artists!

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