Rapper’s Lawyer Tells Bossip Weezy And Birdman Agreed To Venue Change
Lil Wayne will move his $51 million breach of contract case against Birdman out of NYC and down south, Bossip has learned.
Weezy’s lawyer, Ron Sweeney, told Bossip that both sides OK’d dismissing the case in order to file it again in New Orleans.
“We agreed to dismiss the lawsuit in New York,” Sweeney said, “based on the terms of the contract, the correct venue is arguably New Orleans. Instead of fighting, going back and forth.”
The lawsuit, filed in January, claims Birdman broke his contract by withholding tens of millions Wayne was supposed to receive for his album “Tha Carter V.” The father of four asserted in court papers that he is entitled to all Young Money recordings, including Nicki Minaj and Drake.
Weezy’s lawyer, Michael Kramer, filed papers notifying the court that the case was “voluntarily dismissed, without prejudice,” according to the papers filed April 6 in Manhattan Federal Court.
Although Sweeney is Lil Wayne’s lawyer, he is not part of the legal team on the case.
When asked when the new lawsuit would be filed, Sweeney said, “I’m assuming it’s going to be post haste.”
We’ve reached out to Kramer, who is repping Weezy in the case.