After Lil Wayne’s hip-hop audio diss against the mixtape game, the rapper’s album was leaked by mixtape DJ’s, now the label Cash Money/Universal is looking to negotiate instead of pursuing lawsuits.
After audio from an interview, that took place with Lil Wayne and a mixtape magazine, surfaced with Wayne saying hate comments against mixtapes and mixtape DJs, a few DJ’s decided to illegally distribute his album “Tha Carter III” which is due for release Tuesday, June 10th.
DJ Empire was allegedly one of the DJ’s responsible for releasing leaked songs. Cash Money’s head of the label, Ron “Slim” Williams, stated to Billboard magazine that no legal action would be sought against DJ Empire and they’re currently negotiating. According to DJ Empire in an XXL interview, he’s confused and stated that Lil Wayne was aware of his mixtapes and was even featured on one.
“It’ll cost more for me to sue him and it’s not worth it,” Williams told Billboard about DJ Empire’s “The Drought Is Over” series.
Williams went on to state that it’s frustrating for Lil Wayne when material is leaked, but the rapper still supports the mixtape community and they’re shipping around 1.6 million copies of his album “Tha Carter III” and he wants nothing under 1 million sold the first week.
In other news, “Lollipop,” the first single from the album, has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for its fourth week. His latest single “Got Money” featuring T-Pain is currently #13 on the Hot 100. The video for Got Money’s latest single is expected to be shot within the next two weeks, according to Williams.