Lil Wayne just pulled the trigger, firing off a lawsuit against his “daddy” Birdman to legally terminate
his contract with Cash Money.
Weezy was serious when he said he wanted OUT of the empire he helped to build. And according to
new legal documents, Wayne claims Birdman violated his contract after not coughing up the millions
he was owed for his much delayed Tha Cater V album. Now it all makes sense why the album wasn’t
released…MONEY! We know Cash Money has a rumored history about not paying their artists.
And since Birdman won’t PAY up, Wayne says he’s walking (taking his Young Money crew with him)
and he now wants $51 milli!
Wayne wants the judge to declare he’s the joint copyright owner of all Young Money recordings …
which includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and several others.
Sources connected to Wayne tell TMZ … if Birdman antes up then he can release “Tha Carter V,” but
only if Wayne gets paid. Wayne says he was supposed to get an $8 million advance when he began
recording in December, 2013 and another 2M when he completed the album a year later, but so far
he’s gotten nothing.
After dissing Birman on his “Coco” remix, he’s clearly ready to duke it out in court and not just on
wax. This can only get messier….
Rapper/Actor Ludacris has just been awarded primary physical custody of his and Tamika Fuller’s
baby Cai Bella (who is now over a year old), this according to Ludacris’ rep.
Luda issued a statement moments ago via his rep saying:
“After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem,
and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the
most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter”.
News of Luda becoming a dad again shocked everyone when child support documents surfaced
showing that he had a baby outside of his long-term relationship with then-girlfriend Eudoxie. Ludacris
previously said he and Tamika were old friends who caught up with each other while he and Eudoxie
were on an alleged break, and the two had sexual relations.
Once Tamika filed for child support, Luda challenged the amount claiming he only made less than
$2,000 a month and could not afford to pay the $15K a month Tamika asked for. Interestingly, he then
filed for full custody. And soon after, the rapper got married to Eudoxie in a surprise ceremony
(a surprise to both his bride and to the world) this past New Year’s Eve.
Tamika Fuller has since remarked that the surprise wedding was a ploy for Ludacris to appear he has
a “more stable” household than Tamika in order to get the judge to rule in his favor.
Well, after a recent hearing where Tamika dropped the bomb that Luda bribed her $10,000 and a house
for her to have an abortion over a year ago, it seems the judge did rule in Luda’s favor.
Luda’s rep tells us that Mr. Bridges does not have sole custody. Due to confidentiality, further details of
the custody split are unable to be discussed.
Legally, primary physical custody usually means one parent has physical (not necessarily legal) custody
more often than the another parent, but details of how much time the child spends with each parent is
case by case.
A WEEK AFTER his face was plastered across social media, the man accused of brutally
beating a teen on a SEPTA trolley turned himself in to police.
Damon Oliver, 40, surrendered to detectives at East Division yesterday morning, police
said. He has been charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endanger-
ment after allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old girl on the Route 15 trolley on Jan. 21.
Oliver, a North Philly resident, works for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department,
according to spokeswoman Krystle Parram.
The girl injured in the assault, Shay, told the Daily News that her attacker bashed her in
the head at least three times, breaking her nose and blackening her eye. She asked that
her last name be withheld by the People Paper.
“There were a bunch of younger kids around – it would have been a lot worse if he’d gone
after them,” said Shay, who acknowledged that she argued with and punched the man,
too – but insisted she did so in self-defense.
Shay said the dispute that spurred the beating was over her backpack bumping into her
assailant after she boarded the trolley on her way to Bodine High School for International
Affairs, on 4th Street near Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties.
“There must be mental issues involved,” Foi Wharton, Shay’s mom, told the Daily News.
“Who would do that? It was a grown man who hit a child. He not only violated her as a
woman, he violated her as a child. To be violated by a man at such a young age, she’ll
have emotional scars forever.”
Ironically, the attack happened two days before Shay’s last day at Bodine; her family
recently moved to Montgomery County.
Court records show Oliver has a history of violence: He was found guilty of aggravated
assault in 1994, and pleaded guilty to simple assault in 2003 and 2006.
A Southwest Philadelphia man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting
of his girlfriend, police said.
Philadelphia police said officers were called to a report of a person with a weapon
inside a home on the 2600 block of Muhlfeld Street in the city’s Eastwick section
at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Officers found a woman who had suffered a gunshot wound to her mouth in a bed
in a second-floor bedroom, police said.
Medics took the woman to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where
she was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m.
Police who responded to the home also found her boyfriend, 64-year-old David
Witherspoon, at the residence and took him into custody for questioning.
Officials said Thursday that Witherspoon was charged with murder and related
offenses in the woman’s death.
The motive for the slaying was listed as domestic. Further details weren’t released.
The victim was not identified Thursday because police said her family had not been
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record while LeBron James watched from the bench and leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Irving took over with James sidelined with a sprained right wrist. He buried a 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left to break a 94-94 tie, grabbed a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Portland’s Damian Lillard, and as many in the crowd chanted “M-V-P” and James danced near the bench, Irving dropped two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Irving broke the previous scoring record at Quicken Loans Arena held by Allen Iverson. His point total was also the highest in the league this season, bettering the 52 scored by Golden State’s Klay Thompson and Minnesota’s Mo Williams.
Irving, who scored 38 on Tuesday in Detroit, made a team record 11 3-pointers and finished 10 of 10 from the free-throw line in a tour-de-force performance. He scored 24 of Cleveland’s final 28 points and 16 of the Cavs’ 20 in the fourth quarter. But it was his long jumper in the final seconds that shook the Q.
With the score tied at 94-all, Irving froze 6-foot-8 forward Nicolas Batum with a move toward the basket before stopping and sinking his 3-last 3-pointer. After the Trail Blazers called timeout, and as the 20,562 fans screamed, James ran onto the floor and greeted his teammate with a chest bump.
James sprained his right wrist on Tuesday, when he fell hard after trying to block a shot against Detroit. James reached out with both arms to brace his fall and said afterward he was scared after breaking his left wrist on a similar play while he was in high school. The team said an MRI revealed the sprain and that James is doubtful for Friday’s game against Sacramento.
Until he’s ready, Irving is ready to carry the load.
LaMarcus Aldridge, playing his second game since deciding to delay thumb surgery until after the season, scored 38 to lead the Trail Blazers, who have dropped six of seven. Lillard added 14 on just 4 of 19 shooting.
Irving was nearly unstoppable in the first half.
He scored 11 points in the final 1:39 of the first quarter, a mere appetizer for his scoring spree. He drove past Lillard for several layups and when Portland’s speedy guard gave him some space Irving made him pay by dropping six 3-pointers, including one that had James ranting on the sideline.
Irving beat Lillard with a cross-over dribble and then stepped back behind the line to drain a 3, giving Cleveland a 54-38 lead. James was out of his seat speaking to coach David Blatt when Irving launched his shot and James returned to the bench screaming about his teammate’s on-court eruption.
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