After reports flooded the Internet about ex-Cash Money Records artist Turk going after Birdman’s empire for over $1 million, the Louisiana native tells SOHH the hype is real.
Turk confirmed the headline-generating reports and also explained what sparked his hefty lawsuit against Cash Money.
“The reason why I sued now is because I realized that me being loyal has gotten me nowhere in this business!! It’s my attorney’s decision that it was in my best interest to sue after several attempts to settle this matter privately. Now we wait for the next chapter!! Wodie.” (SOHH)
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Reports this week revealed Turk had sued Birdman for over $1 million.
According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, Turk claims Birdman and Cash Money have done some shady accounting and kept the info on his real earnings under wraps … and he wants his money. Looks like Turk and Weezy had a chat because Turk says the label broke its deal with him — and just like LW … he’s demanding a judge hand over rights to all of his music. Turk wants the court to void his contract and give him at least $1.3 million in damages. (TMZ)
Earlier this week, Turk talked to SOHH about rap star Lil Wayne‘s issues with Cash Money.
“It is what it is, we don’t want no problems. We just want our money. That’s just the bottom line. It’s overdue. We’re all grownups and that’s what it’s about. [Lil] Wayne feels the same way. It’s all old news to me [with Wayne’s Cash Money problems]. It’s kind of like, yeah, it was just about when. It happened from the time when we left. When we left, people thought it was a publicity stunt then. You gotta sit back and see how it all turns out.” (SOHH)
On his “CoCo” freestyle, Weezy F. Baby describes his loyalty to Cash Money amid labelmates leaving throughout the mid-2000’s.
“Who kept this sh*t together? N*gga, me, that’s who. Who was there when n*ggas left? N*gga, me, that’s who / Cash Money is an army, I’m a one man army / And if them n*ggas comin’ for me, I’m goin’ out like Tony …”Now I don’t want no problems, I just want my money – Birdman Jr., more like Ugly Duckling.” (“CoCo” Freestyle)