Young Money’s Torion Sellers is reportedly fed up with his situation at Lil Wayne’s star-studded label and has taken legal action to get out of his contract.According to reports, Sellers is upset mostly because Wayne did not follow through on a promise to drop his debut album last year.
A 15-year-old singer has had it with Young Money and Lil Wayne and wants to jump ship … and he’s asking a court for help. Torion Sellers claims in new legal docs — obtained by TMZ — he auditioned for Lil Wayne when he was only 13 and Wayne immediately saw what he called Torion’s “amazing voice” and “God-given gift and talent.” According to the docs, Wayne signed Torion to Young Money and promised to record and release an album by Spring, 2012. But tick tock, tick tock … still no album more than a year later. (TMZ)
To make matters worse, Sellers cannot join another record company until his Young Money contract is settled.
Torion claims Wayne and company have abandoned him, and he wants out of the contract. He claims Young Money screwed up by forgetting to get court approval of the contract it signed with the kid, and on that basis Torion wants to 86 the deal. Torion believes he will be snatched up by another record label, but no one will touch him until a judge rules the Young Money deal is invalid. (TMZ)
Last summer, Torion spoke to SOHH about how he landed at Young Money.
“This [situation] mostly happened because of my manager. I remember I was at church and performing one day, my father was doing this ceremony. I sat in the crowd at church singing and he saw me and when they finished, he pulled me to the side and was like, “Man, you’ve got a lot of talent. Let me see something.” My manager had found Young Money and from there, it was about two or three weeks until I flew out to Miami to audition. I remember I flew out to Miami to audition and Lil Wayne just accepted me. From there, I auditioned for Birdman and Mack Maine after that. Mostly, they told the whole Young Money family about me and they decided to accept me as the new member of Young Money. I love this hype. It’s great and loving to have someone like [Lil Wayne] around. Lil Wayne is such a great artist and I just appreciate everything that he’s done for me and accepting me in the Young Money family. It’s just a great environment and a great vibe. I am loving the family. I love it. I auditioned, Lil Wayne signed me and now I’m a part of the family.” (SOHH Guest Star)
Wayne broke the news of Sellers joining YMCMB in November 2011.
The beef between the two rap heavy weights are coming from 2011 when Jay-Z subliminally took shots at Cash Money honcho Birdman, who is also known as baby, on a collaboration with Kanye West titled “H.A.M.”
“I’m like, ‘Really, half-a-billi?’ / Ni–a, really, you got baby money / Keep it real with ni–as, ni–as ain’t got my lady money,” Jay-Z raps.
Lil Wayne took offense and respond to Jay-Z in a single “I’m Good” off his album Tha Carter IV.
“I got your baby money / Kidnap your bitch, get that how much you love your lady money,” Weezy rhyme.
Although nothing has happened since 2011, Jay-Z has not forgotten about that line about his wife Beyonce.
The Roc Nation head hit back at Lil Wayne on a new single “La Familia” off his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
According to Jay-Z, he is ready for the war.
“Wanna kidnap wifey / Good luck with that bruh / You must gonna hide your whole family / What you think we wearing black for / Ready for that war / Ready for that war ready / You ain’t ready, yo, you radio,” Jay-Z rap over a bass heavy beat.
Lil Wayne is alive and well. He is not dead as several online reports including TMZ have suggested. He is still in the hospital and is in “good” condition according to the rapper’s tweet on Friday night. The dangerous concoction called Sizzurp could have easily led him to death, therefore he is very lucky to have survived.
After the death scare that followed his seizures and reported coma on Friday night, Lil Wayne’s friends have tried to help calm the situation via social network.
“Wayne is alive and well,” said Mack Maine on Saturday. “We will be releasing an official statement shortly, but don’t believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe…that’s false.”
Do did Lil Wayne ever fall into a coma? According to Maine’s report, media has blown up the story too much.
A publicist did confirm that the 30-year-old rapper did suffer a seizure NJ.com reported.
Lil Wayne has a long history of drug use and his recent seizure was caused by an overdose of a poisonous mixture of prescription based cough syrup and alcohol.
An expert named Dr. Phil Dembo told Hollywoodlife.com exclusively that the dangerous concoction that Lil Wayne, “should have killed him.”
“It’s like drinking poison,” the doctor said. Sizzurp is also known to be very addictive. It is a popular drug within the hip hop community and it is a dangerous one.
Lil Wayne spoke openly about his difficulty in overcoming his addictions in a past interview with MTV back in 2008.
”Everyone wants me to stop all this and all that. It ain’t that easy — feels like death in your stomach when you stop doing that s**t. You gotta learn how to stop, you gotta go through detox. You gotta do all kinds of stuff. Like I said, I’m selfish. I feel like everything I do is successful and productive. It’s gonna be hard to tell me I’m slipping.”
Lil Wayne is a father to four children and is currently not married.
When you’re a child of a celebrity, you sometimes have a lot to say.
The teenage daughters of rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman are in New Orleans sharing their stories in a recently-released teen novel, “Paparazzi Princesses.”
Reginae (REH-jih-nay) Carter is the 14-year-old daughter of Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter. She joined with 16-year-old Bria Williams, daughter of Bryan “Birdman” Williams, to sign copies of their book Saturday as part of the Essence Festival.
The girls are longtime friends, and their fathers have been friends and musical collaborators for years. They say the novel is inspired by their life experiences and they hope the book will inspire more teens to read.
Saturday’s concert headliners in the Superdome include Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Trey Songz and Keyshia Cole.