According to TMZ, Universal Music Group gave Cash Money an $100M advance and it was supposed to be split with Lil Wayne since he and Birdman are partners. Lil Wayne claims to have never gotten his share and accuses Birdman for spending $70M. Birdman says that he spent it on advances, marketing expenses and royalties but there are no receipts!
Wayne filed a $51M dollar lawsuit, and when he and his team asked for documentation, Birdman and his team of lawyers sent 22,000 pages of documents for them to look through.
This is a main reason why Wayne’s album The Carter V has yet to be released. And at this point, with 22,000 pages between him and his money, we don’t know how long it will take for the album to be released.