Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne performs during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California June 29, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Rapper Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit against record label Cash Money and its CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams for not paying the advance for recording his soon-to-be released album, “Tha Carter V,” TMZ reported late Wednesday. Wayne is reportedly demanding $51 million for an $8 million advance due.

The 32-year-old claimed in the lawsuit that the label was also supposed to pay him $2 million once the recording was delivered, adding that he did not receive any money even after the recording was completed in December. Wayne also stated that he should be allowed to end his contract with the label and receive the payment instead, TMZ reported.

In addition, Wayne has also asked the court to declare him joint copyright holder of all Young Money Entertainment recordings, including collaborations with rappers Drake and Nicki Minaj. Young Money, which is distributed by Republic Records, is currently an imprint of Cash Money.

Last month, the "Lollipop" hitmaker publicly spoke out against the label, tweeting that he wanted to be "off this label."