Birdman suing Jay-Z’s Tidal for $50 million
Rapper Birdman is suing Jay-Z and his online music streaming service Tidal for illegally streaming Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album.
Birdman’s Cash Money Records filed a lawsuit in New York on Thursday against Aspiro AB group, which owns Tidal, WiMP Music and WIMP Inc. for illegally streaming songs from the album, reports ew.com. Cash Money Records has accused Aspiro AB of unfair competition, and conversion, and sought damages of at least $50 million and injunction of the streaming of the Free Weezy Album on Tidal.
Cash Money Records adds that the absence of control in the release created damaging confusion regarding the label’ss role in releasing a record with “tepid reviews.”