The two parties will meet again in New Orleans.
Despite reports this week that Lil Wayne had patched things up with Birdman, the rapper’s lawyer has confirmed he has refiled his $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money Records.
Lil Wayne’s lawyer, Ron Sweeney, told Rolling Stone that although the original lawsuit was filed in New York where both Cash Money and Universal Music Group have offices, both sides have agreed to refile the suit in New Orleans, where the rapper originally signed his Cash Money contract in 1998.
“Lil Wayne and Young Money LLC have entered into a stipulation with Cash Money the effect of which is to transfer the claims raised in the action which had been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to the Federal and/or State Courts of Louisiana,” the rapper’s legal team said in a statement to Rolling Stone.
“The claims previously asserted by Lil Wayne and Young Money LLC against Cash Money for substantial monies owed and breach of fiduciary duty have not been settled and will be prosecuted in Louisiana as expeditiously as possible,” his team continued.
Lil Wayne originally filed the lawsuit in January after claiming that he was a “prisoner” at Cash Money, which has so far refused to release the long-awaited long-awaited Tha Carter V album. The saga continued on Lil’ Wayne’s Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape, where he took shots at Cash Money boss Birdman. [via The Guardian]