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Lil Wayne denies Birdman's claim he conspired to take from Drake’s royalties

The rapper reportedly wants the countersuit thrown out.

Although Lil Wayne has officially parted ways with Cash Money, he's not fully in the clear just yet lawsuit-wise.

As reported by The Blast, Lil Wayne, through his company Aspire Music Group, has filed a court document asking for Cash Money's countersuit to be thrown out. The countersuit, filed by Birdman earlier this year, claims that Weezy conspired to take a larger cut from Drake's royalties, an accusation that the "Uproar" rapper has since denied.

According to the report, representatives from Aspire told the court that the countersuit was filed "on the heels of Cash Money and Universal settling related claims brought against them by Young Money Entertainment" and its owner Lil Wayne. As such, they are arguing the allegations weren't brought up until the pair settled their lawsuit earlier this year, despite the alleged fraud taking place years prior.

Aspire also adds that the countersuit attempts to "completely rewrite" the history of the company and as such is trying to "concoct a new fantasy narrative that casts Cash Money as the long-suffering victim of a scheme orchestrated by the very parties that it just settled with – Young Money and its owner principal Dwayne Carter."

As previously reported, Aspire Music Group sued Birdman in 2017, claiming that Cash Money had been holding out on paying royalties from Drake's music. Their original deal required that Aspire was to receive a third of the net profits from Drake's first six albums, as well as receive a share of the copyrights.

Birdman responded with the countersuit earlier this year, claiming that Aspire -- which was founded by Wayne and his manager Cortez Bryant -- was "simply a shell company" and didn't conduct any other actual business save for getting Drake signed. The Cash Money co-founder asked that Aspire's lawsuit be dismissed. He also asked for unspecified damages for fraud.

The new filing seeking to dismiss Birdman's countersuit against Wayne's Aspire Music Group adds to the pair's complicated history and various years-long legal battles.

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