lil wayne & birdman

*According to a report by theJasmineBrand blog, Lil Wayne has dropped his $51 million dollar lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records.

The suit was filed in January over allegations of Birdman of violating the deal they had and not getting paid several million dollars for Weezy’s yet to be released album “Tha Carter V”.

Wayne demanded that the court allow him to leave his contract with Cash Money due to the record label breaching their deal by not paying him his money. He filed suit against Cash Money for 51 million dollars for the money he was owed and damages for them not releasing his album. Wayne also wanted a court order stating he was the rightful owner of all copyrights related to Drake, Nicki Minaj and others.

Sources close to Wayne explained at the time that the rapper was willing to drop the lawsuit if he was paid the 8 million advance he was owed when he began recording “Tha Carter V” and also the 2 million he was to be paid for completing the album.

In any event,  today (04-06-15), seemingly out of nowhere, Lil Wayne filed documents in the case; he’s voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit against Cash Money “without prejudice.” That means he could re-file, but apparently Wayne and Birdman have worked out some kind of agreement. At least that’s the logical assumption. See the legal filing here.

the game (basketball1)

Meanwhile, in other celebrity legal news, The Game finds himself being sued by the dude he sucker punched during a basketball game on March 29.

(Hmm, why are we not surprised.)

The victim, an off-duty rookie cop, says the hit may have screwed up his brain. According to a lawsuit filed Monday (04-06-15), Onyebuchi Awaji claims he did nothing to instigate the March 29th fight with Game.

Not only did Awaji claim The Game sucker punched him, he says Game fled the scene as soon as he heard cops were called.

At the time of the fight, sources close to Game told TMZ Game threw the punch out of self-defense, claiming Awaji verbally threatened The Game with a gun.