Former Hot Boy Turk Sues Birdman And Cash Money
Turk, former artist of Cash Money Records and one of the original Hot Boys, is reportedly suing Birdman and the Label for unpaid royalties dating back to 1998. The rapper is claiming he didn't get a single royalty payment in his time on the storied franchise according to a report by AllHipHop. Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit is Money Mack Music who Turk signed a contract with in 1999. The formerly incarcerated MC claims MMM was tasked with obtaining payments of publishing advances and music publishing royalties but failed to do so.
According to TMZ, Turk is suing both companies for messing with his money and practicing shady dealings. The NOLA native is asking for a total of $1.3 million in damages. He also wants all rights to his music. XXL got Turk on the phone and he said the reason why he's suing now is because his loyalty has been taken for granted.
"The reason why I'm suing now is because I realized that me being loyal has gotten me nowhere in this business," said Turk. "It's my attorney's decision that it's in my best interest to sue after several attempts to settle this matter privately. Now we wait for the next chapter wodie."
Cash Money is already being sued for $51 million by Lil Wayne who also wants to get out of his contract and has the rights to take Drake and Nicki Minaj with him. Is Cash Money crumbling before our eyes? The label that Birdman and Slim built have been going through a lot lately. Universal Records—the company that handles distribution for Cash Money—is telling Baby and the rest of CM to settle the Wayne issue ASAP. It was previously reported that Wayne is willing to stay with Cash Money if they pay him the $10 million that he is owed for completing Tha Carter V. While Tunechi and Baby battle it out in court, Wayne hopped on Twitter to share the news that he will be dropping The Free Weezy Album pretty soon. Last month he dropped Sorry 4 The Wait 2, airing out Cash Money’s dirty laundry and sending shots at Birdman, which he didn't take very well.