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Lil Wayne Denies Birdman's Claim He Conspired To Steal Drake's Royalties

By HHL JT
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In August, Birdman filed a lawsuit claiming Lil Wayne, his manager Cortez Bryant and lawyer Ronald Sweeney conspired to steal some of Drake's profits from Cash Money by creating a "shell company" called Aspire.

If this sounds familiar, it's because Aspire is already suing Cash Money for not paying them the royalties they were owed from Drake’s musical catalog.

Now Wayne and Aspire are firing back at Baby's countersuit with a motion to dismiss. In new court documents, they say the timing of the lawsuit -- which Birdman filed shortly after he settled his long-running legal battle with Wayne over Young Money and Tha Carter V -- makes it highly suspicious.

 "Aspire says Cash Money is trying to concoct a new fantasy narrative that casts Cash Money as the long-suffering victim of a scheme orchestrated by the very parties that it just settled with – Young Money and its owner principal Dwayne Carter.”

In the motion to dismiss, Aspire reiterates that Drake's deal was structured so that Aspire got 1/3 of the profits from Drizzy's first six albums with the other 2/3s going to Cash Money/Young Money and that the only part of the deal that needs to be litigated is Cash Money's failure to pay Aspire what they are owed. 

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