A Judge Gives Birdman 30 Days To Find His Financial Statements

By on October 4, 2016 in ArticlesMusic News

The ongoing legal battle between Birdman and Lil Wayne has been extremely contentious, with neither party budging on any issue regarding the case. New details seem to come out on a weekly basis regarding the situation, making the case much more complicated, and contentious. This time around is no different, except this time around, it involves a judge making a ruling.

Earlier this month, Birdman revealed that the Carter V recordings, which are at the center of the case, are not in his possession, but are in Wayne's possession, insinuating that Wayne is free to release the album when he pleases. But Wayne won't be releasing the album until he gets the money he was allegedly promised from Birdman.

Last week, Wayne claimed that Birdman blew through $70 million he was given to by Universal Music Group as an advance, without Wayne seeing a penny. Birdman claims he spent that money on business expenses, such as royalties, marketing, and various other recording costs. But Wayne wasn't buying his excuses, and demanded that Birdman hand over his financial statements.

(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BMI)

(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BMI)

Birdman obliged, and handed over more than 20,000 pages worth of legal documents to Wayne and his team of lawyers. After sifting through the documents though, Wayne's team realized that two years worth of documents are missing. Wayne presumably went to a judge and complained about the missing documents. As a result, a judge has ordered Birdman to find those documents, and has given him 30 days to do so.

There's an issue though. Birdman's Cash Money Records team reportedly didn't keep good financial records for those two years. Birdman's lawyer said "It is what it is," regarding the reported lack of record keeping.

The judge reportedly doesn't buy Birdman's excuse, and the order still remains. If Birdman doesn't find those documents within 30 days, it may prove to be a big blow to his defense. We will keep you updated on this story as new information comes to light.

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