Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment, started out as an imprint to Birdman’s Cash Money Records; the label Wayne was already signed to. It went from being one of the most successful Hip Hop labels in the U.S. (with the help from artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj) to being known for its struggle status and a roster of artists who never see the light of day.
And the struggle has only gotten worse this New Year! Here’s what’s happened so far…
The drama started to heat up publicly when Young Money rapper Tyga stated in a Vibe interview that he didn’t get along with other YM artists Drake and Nicki Minaj, and voiced his frustrations with the label for delaying The Gold Album; 18th Dynasty.
Fans quickly defended Young Money, Drake and Nicki from Tyga, until Lil Wayne admitted that he was going through the same thing with Cash Money and his album, Tha Carter V.
After everything was said and done and 2015 came, fans assumed Tyga and Wayne would drop their albums too, but only the delays came instead.
Tyga once again announced his album delay, but kept himself busy by doing features and working on Fan Of A Fan: The Album, with long time friend Chris Brown.
Weezy on the other hand, took a different approach to the situation (which makes sense because he’s President of YM), and decided to sue his way out of Cash Money for $51 million and dropped a mixtape called Sorry 4 The Wait 2.
According to celeb rumors, Birdman was pissed about Wayne’s mixtape because his protege “son” was firing shots at him; now Birdman’s refusing to budge on anything.
Oh, and did I mention Birdman already has an IRS problem he’s dealing with from last year as well? Nevermind this new lawsuit from Wayne, because Baby (AKA Bryan Williams) already owes Uncle Sam over a million dollars in back taxes and the IRS is looking to get their bank back by seizing assets.
Do you think this is the end of the struggle for Birdman’s Cash Money and Wayne’s Young Money, or is there more struggle ahead for these two labels?