Artists and producers calling out Birdman for not properly compensating them for their work is nothing new. Since the days of Cash Money Record’s original roster consisting of The Hot Boys and Mannie Fresh, each artist has filed a lawsuit against Birdman at some point in their careers. The most highly publicized case is the pending lawsuit filed Lil Wayne. Today Tyga, who is signed via Wayne’s Young Money imprint, a subsidiary of Cash Money, has taken his grievances to the public.
On his latest track, which is titled “Cash Money,” the rapper lets it be known that he has not been paid. On the chorus, Tyga spits:
“Cause I’m paid, cash money/Cash Money never paid me, but your boy did his thing/And still made, cash money/Yeah it’s mine, I could throw it in the air if I wanna.”
Tyga is also acting as a mouth piece for other artists, namely Lil Wayne, who signed him to Young Money.
“I’m a hot boy, shout out Weezy Baby/If your man is loyal, nigga you should pay him”
“I’m a hot boy, free BG/Free the Carter 5, let the streets eat.”
This isn’t the first time Tyga has been at odds with his label, a few years ago he publicly voiced his frustration with the inability to release his project The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. The album was eventually released a year ago via Spotify.
Listen to “Cash Money” below.