Lil Wayne has big news, but not as big as you think.
No, Lil Wayne has not joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation’s label. But you would be forgiven for thinking that, what with Weezy’s cryptic announcement at the KMEL Summer Jam in Oakland. Addressing his fans from the Summer Jam stage, Lil Wayne bragged that he’d “just signed a deal with my motherf***ing idol.”
No, Lil Wayne is not leaving Young Money. Yet.
Alas, it was not a record deal that Weezy was referring to. Instead, he’s partnering with Tidal – that’ Jay Z’s streaming service, keep up – to release his music on the app. Well, there goes one more artist off the Spotify boat.
Continue reading: Lil Wayne's Big Announcement Was NOT About Joining Roc Nation
As the release of his 11th studio album 'Tha Carter V' is still unknown, Weezy is reportedly filing an $8 million lawsuit against the co-founder of the record label.
Early last month Lil Wayne publically criticised his current label Cash Money Records over the delay of his highly-anticipated new album 'Tha Carter V,' and as the release date is still unknown, Weezy is now looking to sue Cash Money co-founder Birdman for $8 million.
Wayne is reportedly looking to sue Birdman for millions
The 32-year-old rapper and his former mentor reportedly held talks earlier this week, but as negotiations between the pair proved fruitless, Wayne is now claiming Birdman violated their contract by withholding the release of his new album, TMZ reports.
Continue reading: Lil Wayne Suing Birdman And Cash Money Records For $8 Million
Keyshia Cole was reportedly arrested after assaulting a woman on Friday (19th September).
Keyshia Cole was allegedly arrested on Friday (19th September) for assaulting a woman. Reports are suggesting she was motivated by jealousy and hit a woman she believed had spent the night with her reported boyfriend, rapper Birdman.
Keyshia Cole has reportedly been arrested for assaulting a woman.
Continue reading: Keyshia Cole Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting A Woman In L.A.
Dr. Dre has become hip hop's first billionaire, slightly re-organising Forde's five richest hip hop artists.
We hope there's no hard feelings! Dr Dre has overtaken Sean Combs AKA Puff Daddy (or is it P. Diddy, or Puffy, or Diddy?) to become hip hop’s richest man. The rapper has finalised a deal with Apple to sell his stake in Beats Electronics, which will give him a personal fortune of $800 million. Apple are allegedly purchasing Beats Electronics, which produce the popular Beats headphones, for $3.2 billion.
49 year old Dr Dre has become hip hop's first billionaire earner
Upon hearing the news Dre picked up a few bottles of champagne and headed down to the studio with friends Tyrese and F. Gary Gray, where he partied the night away, at one point announcing, “The first billionaire in hop hop…right here from, the mother f**king West Coast!”
The Game is joining the Cash Money ranks.
The Compton rapper entered a brief period as a free agent after his five-album deal with Interscope Records expired in 2012 following the release of Jesus Piece.
However, Cash Money rarely miss an opportunity like this and CEO Brian 'Birdman' Williams announced the news on Twitter over the weekend. "S/O 2MY@thegame Westcoast makit Official.RICHGANG.YMCMBusine$$," he said, prompting The Game's response, "@BIRDMAN5STAR time to close the door on these (expletive) !!!! R$CHGANG."
Continue reading: The Game Signs With Cash Money Records, Drops $40k On Jewelery
Rapper and record label exec. Birdman buys mansion for a cool $14.5m! The co-founder of Cash Money Records - home to Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake – bought the Miami Beach pad, which used to belong to Scott Storch.
So, who said the American property market was in turmoil? Birdman seems to be well and truly above the current austerity crisis, securing his place high up on the property ladder with a luxury $14.5m mansion on Miami beach. 70 Palm Avenue was owned by Roots keyboardist Storch, who used it as a “drugs den” (his words, not ours!). The 9-bedroom, 17-bathroom multiplex house was the location for a $30m splurge on drugs and boats for the musician, TMZ reported, and he is now said to be in a state of regret over his more decadent days after he lost the house to foreclosure in 2010. The stunning palace also boasts a below ground swimming pool as well as an outdoor pool which comes complete with a bungalow. An in-house massage room, theatre and waterfront of 100 feet and a private dock are all luxurious features present within the Money To Blow performer's new dwelling. Ridiculous.
The last owner, RockStar energy drink inventor Russel Weiner, made a huge profit on the place, after he purchased it following Storch’s tenancy for a thrifty $7m.
Acclaimed rapper and entrepreneur, Bryan 'Birdman' Williams lost his baby sister five years ago in a car-accident. Now, he reveals that he is still unable to come to terms with the loss.
Five years on from the car accident which claimed the life of his younger sister, Bryan 'Baby' Williams is still unable to fully come to terms with the loss. William's sister, Tamara, was a 26-year-old nursing student, when she was killed in Louisiana in December 2006. Her car was hit when another motorist strayed into the wrong lane and collided with her.
The rapper, who also goes by the name 'Birdman', claims that he learned to cope with the loss with help from his friends and family; amongst them, his young protégé Lil Wayne. Despite this, he admits that he will never truly get over the loss of his baby sister. In an interview with 'CelebrityAccess', Williams said: "That was the joy of my life right there... She was graduating a week later, man before that accident happened."
Continue reading: Birdman Still Grieving His Baby Sister
Date of birth
15th February, 1969