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Birdman reunites with “son” Lil Wayne

By | Published on Tuesday 27 March 2018

Birdman & Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne and Birdman are apparently on speaking terms again – the Cash Money boss even back to referring to Wayne as his “son” in a new post on Instagram. Now all they need to do is get past that $51 million lawsuit.

According to TMZ, the two rappers hung out at Miami club LIV on Sunday. It was the second weekend in a row they’d bumped into each other there, but the first time they’d sat down and had a proper chat. Although that lawsuit apparently wasn’t a topic of conversation.

The legal dispute between Lil Wayne and Birdman’s Cash Money label has been going on since 2015. It began with claims that the label had failed to hand over a $10 million advance for Wayne’s long-awaited ‘Tha Cater V’ album, and in the intervening years has spiralled into a complicated case into which Universal Music has also been pulled.

It’s been going on for so long now that everyone involved has probably forgotten about it. Certainly, neither of the men looked like they were bothered about one possibly owing the other more than $50 million in Birdman’s Instagram post. Under a photo of them happily posing together, Birdman caption it “me and my SON”.

‘The Carter V’ has been in the news recently, of course, because a copy of it is among items the US government plans to seize from Martin Shkreli.

He was recently convicted of fraud and ordered to hand over more than $7 million. That money is being retrieved through the seizure of the contents of Shkreli’s brokerage account, his copies of ‘Tha Carter V’ and Wu-Tang Clan’s single copy album ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’, and a Picasso painting.

Shkreli yesterday filed an appeal against his conviction and the seven year prison sentence he is currently serving. What effect this will have on the plans to seize his record collection isn’t clear.