Rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly won a major settlement in his legal battle with Cash Money Records. Wayne, 35, is pictured laughing after throwing out the first pitch before the game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals in Miami in May.

The rapper filed a $51 million lawsuit in 2015 against Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, his Cash Money Records label, and its parent firm Universal Music Group over money he said he was owed for his long-delayed album Tha Carter V.

In the new settlement, Universal agreed to payout a sum "well over $10 million" to keep the rights to release the long-awaited album Tha Carter V as well as the rights to Drake and Nicki Minaj's work.

Wayne previously claimed Birdman refused to release the album even though it had been completed in 2013.

Court documents obtained by The Blast show Lil Wayne's attorney filed a legal notice on May 23 stating that all sides agreed to dismiss Wayne's lawsuit.

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  • bemetoo

    why would he agree to that...a fool and his money smh...birdman pimping yall

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I'm hoping this deal included some shit we don't know about.
    An album that's 5 years old and 1/5 of the money he asked for?
    Sounds like Baby fukked him again.


  • tintin

    10 mil vs 51 mil is a very big difference. Wayne lost big time

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Renee26

    Ummm was it dismissed or did he win... Cannot be both

  • Renee26

    He was used to it...IJS

  • Renee26

    Brian has iron clad contracts that have allowed for him to legally swindle his artists outta millions... He's not the only one; it's a known risk in the industry. Ever watch Unsung?? Negros need to READ their contracts and weigh the risks before they agree to the terms.

  • SpiceGirl

    smgdh....screwed AGAIN!! Told ya....the Industry Shady af

  • bemetoo

    yes and on top of that he keeps the masters and can profit off wyanes music forever...smh fucking stupid and the lawyers get a cut of that 10mil

  • Wreckognize Game

    Baby will continue to get money whenever any of the album's songs are used or remixed.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i don't understand ...what did he get? $10mil or $52mil?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Totally thought i was just me. Baby said "Hey if you let me fuck you ONE LAST Time, i promise i won't ask to fuck you ever again"

  • sunni_daze

    At this point we don't even want the Carter V, it'll be dated and its already delayed.

  • sunni_daze

    With no vaseline

  • Miss Thang

    so now he's really stuntin' like his deddy :)

  • FukkFolks2018

    I will listen to Tha Carter V if it was recorded FIFTEEN years ago. I await it. congrats Wayne! Now go to rehab please hun. Worried about your lil ignorant Black Lives Matter doesnt impact me ass.

  • Sushi

    Well over 10mil, and rights to release his ablum and the rights to Drake, and Nicki's work......This is a big win for him... I am not mad at all......

  • king shun

    i dont think that is all true drake and nikki sign a long term contract with birdman i need to see the documents

  • MissHarlem

    OT but Luke James song these arms is nice. He got some pipes.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm not sure what everyone else read but I read that he didn't get the 51 million but he got a lot more than 10 million ... so a win
    He also can release his music and that of his labels artist ...so another win
    It was wack how Baby tried to undercut him for those two any way. I guess he saw all those $$ signs!

  • king shun

    exactly i doubt he gave up right to drake and nikki

  • SpillyNillie

    Run Whynn (Toya's voice) his coin!!!

  • king shun

    well dr dre left everything to suge and started over alot of artist have had to do this to be released

  • KLo

    Kids, please stay in schools. Its important to know how to do simple math https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29e0b82b5d7b062b2a1c01020c29d961be6d103e3f57fbcfa432cb92a0d57878.gif

  • J2PC

    The article did not state that he settled for 1/5 or only $10mil of $51mil that he asked for. It says the payout is a sum “WELL over $10 million.” This settlement could be any amount above $10mil, but not to exceed the amount that he asked for.

  • J2PC

    Exactly! -you can always tell those who run off emotions that blinds them from interpreting facts. Maybe the grades for their schoolwork reflected this problem as well. smh

  • MsPam

    Ms.Sandra the pictures that you find to post!!????????

  • J2PC

    The article says WELL over $10mil. So it a satisfying number much higher than $10mil but less than or close to the $52mil.

  • J2PC

    Everyone know that by now.

  • bemetoo

    but he not being released

  • justlooking

    don't they all take folks money for chain. <<<< heard in a rap

  • SpiceGirl

    i know...and i just felt like repeating it for good measure....ty

  • BadAss Will

    They been cheating him and every other artist they whole career, nothing will change. Why he look like medusa? That's scary

  • SweetTEE

    PETTY!!! lol

  • SweetTEE

    I see a whole lot of hoodrat activity in my future when this album is released. I dont want to even think about allllll the ish I did to No Ceilings lol

  • Vonn

    That second pic of Lil Gremlin up there...all I see is his daughter's face. Always thought that she looked like her mom til now.

  • Ni Ni

    Po Lil Wayne?. Wait, he still has more money than i will ever see in this lifetime.

  • Kemi

    Sandra lol that pic look possessed!!! Where do you dig out these pictures from? ??????

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It looked ok to me. ??

  • Joy King

    Birdman knew what he was doing. Drag the lawsuit out for years, until Wayne was basically broke and so desperate for money he would accept a lowball settlement amount.

  • bemetoo

    still doesnt make since because he gone be broke again

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  • SumthinSweeter

    Smh... so true. I watch Unsung faithfully. They do celebrities and artist. Some people that I am not even familiar with, I still watch. Some people I have even forgotten about!

  • Junkanoo

    Several 80s horror flims come to mind looking at his pic "The People who lived under the stairs" "CHUD" " Xtro" "IT"

  • Renee26

    It's sad...when they push back their careers are cut short. It's a doubled edge sword cut throat industry

  • SumthinSweeter

    It is. Very few transition through it with their sobriety, fortune & mental intact.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp I'm glad he's finally getting paid but I wonder what 'well over 10 million' amounts to...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Cold!!! (snicker...)

  • Quitedeliteful

    he got a lot more than 10 million ... so a win
    Yep. The article doesn't read like he's losing...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now go to rehab please

  • imright

    wayne look terrible?

  • Logan Roberts

    Get well Wayne.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Staring at lil waynes mouff.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Explain please: WHO keeps the rights to the album? Does it belong to Universal or Lil Carter. This writeup needs more info.

  • Queen B

    Reading and comprehension is fundamental

  • KcoolMuziq

    On behave of artist rights paved by Prince To which LiL Wayne may not have won this . I wish him a VERY



  • kekeb

    "WELL OVER $10 MILLION" not sure of the exact amount and it's NONE OF MY BUSINESS, but that's excellent news!
    Don't believe he's 35

  • kekeb

    "heard you signed yo life for that brand new chain" -Migos
    I laughed when I heard that line, but apparently it must hold some truth

  • kekeb

    Well in all fairness, the quote said "WELL OVER 10 MILLION", so it could be closer to the 51 million. Maybe he jus had it reported that way for tax purposes

  • kekeb

    Damn. I forgot he said that atupst shyt

  • kekeb

    Exactly!!! He's ok!

  • kekeb

    Girl these people don't read for comprehension. They read to rely and hurriedly type somethin petty ??

  • Shira Harding-James

    Something tells me, this was not about the money....it’s the PRINCIPLE!
    Think about it Lil Wayne is not hurting for money in any way.

  • king shun

    birdman have said on camera that wayne can only go if he decide for him to go and about nikki and drake he said in the beginning he made mistakes with contracts but now he made sure he contract where very longterm as in he got them on longterm contracts

  • Allihave2say

    I imagine that Lil Wayne is the nice guy everyone says he is. Sometimes nice guys finish last because they trust evil to protect them. I wish for this man that he'd get well, get off the drugs and alcohol and get his mind clear. I refuse to imagine all the things Birdog did to him as a child that warp his sense of self. I refuse to understand how and why his mother turned him over to a man and left him in his care even after he exposed him to sex at 11 or his mother would tell him to get a girl pregnant so she can have a friend.

    This intelligent, kind-hearted man-boy has suffered and endured now he just needs to be well. He's been used by everyone in his life. I fear Reginae will be used as well.

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  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    THEN have someone RE READ it to them again so they understand every single word.

  • Karen Brady

    Right. In common every day language not all that high falutin legal jargon that makes you see cross-eyed when you reading it.

  • Mike Love

    Seriously what have you heard about black lives matter lately , I’ll wait............ nothing exactly.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    this man has adult onset progeria...

  • parisjok

    he use to be so handsome and normal looking before he became famous.