Part of the rift that developed in the Young Money camp between Birdman and his artists was reportedly due to lack of freedom for their product. In the case of Lil Wayne, who put on artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj, part of his beef has been that he has not been able to sign artists he hopes will carry on the YMCMB legacy because of Birdman’s limitations.
That has been the case when it comes to Chanel West Coast. It was reported that the rapper/singer had signed with Young Money back in 2013 but ultimately the deal never went through.
It has now come out that, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Baby kept Wayne from bringing on Chanel, which he claims lost the label millions of dollars in potential sales, etc. She is even still listed on the official site as one of YMCMB’s artists to this day.
The documents are among the myriads of ones in the ongoing protracted legal battle between Lil Wayne and his former boss. TMZ reached out to Birdman to field reaction from him. So far, they haven’t heard anything back.
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