Lil Wayne reportedly set to sue Cash Money boss Birdman for $8m

Rapper is demanding advance for 'Tha Carter V'

Lil Wayne is reportedly demanding that a judge frees him from his deal with Cash Money Records and that the label’s owner, Birdman, pays him $8m (£5.3m)

TMZ reports that the rapper will take legal action to free himself from the label as he believes they have violated his contract by not releasing his new album ‘Tha Carter V’. The $8m is said to be the advance Wayne is due for recording the album.

‘Tha Carter V’ is still set for release, however, with Birdman said to plan to release the long-awaited record “in due time”. The reports of legal action follow repeat reports of disharmony between Wayne and his label, with the rapper previously claiming he was a prisoner until his album is released.

Earlier this week Lil Wayne released new mixtape ‘Sorry 4 The Wait 2’. The mixtape is designed as an apology to fans waiting for ‘Tha Carter V’.

‘Sorry For The Wait 2’ features original colaborations with Drake (‘Used To’), 2 Chainz and Christina Milian as well as Lil Wayne remixes of hits by Beyoncé, iLoveMakonnen, Future, Bobby Shmurda, Dej Loaf and Rae Sremmurd. Download the mixtape for free here.