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Lil Wayne Suing Universal Music Group Over Royalties For Discovering Artists Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Tyga — Deets HERE!

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It looks like Lil Wayne is ready to head back to court for some more legal drama as he's suing Universal Music Group over not being paid for finding and mentoring artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga!

Wayne, who's real name is Dwayne Carter Jr., claims that UMG has paid themselves tens of millions of dollars that should be his in order to pay off the $100 million it advanced to Cash Money Records.

Related: Sir Elton John's Ex Bodyguard Sues Him For Sexual Assault!

Carter's lawyers have released a statement saying:

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TIDAL & Universal Are Blaming Each Other For Rihanna's ANTI Leak — And It's All Kinds Of Shady!

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The bigger they are, the harder they fall…

Rihanna was set to have one of the biggest debuts of 2015, but after months of rescheduling the release of ANTI, she may have contributed to her own demise.

Even though the 27-year-old pushed over 1 million copies of her eighth studio album in just 15 hours on TIDAL, she only actually sold 1,000 copies, debuting at No. 27 on the Billboard 200!

Video: Listen To Rihanna & Drake's New Single Work

Well, now that ANTI officially did not live up to the anticipation, it looks like the executives attached to the flop are trying to distance themselves from RiRi's latest work.

In fact, shortly after the album's initial leak, TIDAL's director of marketing Grace Kim released a statement ensuring fans everything was okay, saying:

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'70s R&B Group Sues Justin Timberlake's Record Label Over Suit & Tie!

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Justin Timberlake and Jay Z had a hit on their hands with Suit & Tie! But now they have a lawsuit on their hands as well!

Two members of Sly, Slick and Wicked have filed a complaint against the 34-year-old's record label, claiming their own work was ripped off!

Related: Justin & Jessica Biel Are So Cute!

Now, Universal Music Group paid to sample the song, but the guys from the '70s R&B group say the producers had no legal right to use their vocal performances on the popular track!

The artists also allege that they weren't paid when JT's song was used in a Bud Light commercial.

Take a listen to Sho' Nuff (below) and let us know what you think of Sly, Slick and Wicked's suit!

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Paris Attacks: Universal Music Group Executive & Eagles Of Death Metal Merchandise Manager Among Those Killed At Le Bataclan Concert Hall

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R.I.P.

This is so sad.

On Friday, Paris was rocked by a series of terror attacks that left over 120 people dead. Tragically, on Saturday, Universal Music Group confirmed that France music executive Thomas Ayad was among those killed after gunmen opened fire and held hostages at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at Le Bataclan.

Related: Foo Fighters Cancel The Rest Of Their European Tour After Paris Attacks

The band is a Universal artist, and the 34-year-old served as an international producer manager for Mercury Records. UMG CEO Lucian Grainge issued a statement about Thomas' untimely passing, writing:

"At this point, we have confirmed that Thomas Ayad, an international product manager for Mercury Records lost his life in the attack on the theater. This is an unspeakably appalling tragedy. I cannot even begin to express the depth of my sorrow. On behalf of everyone here at UMG, we extend our most profound sympathies to his parents and all of his friends and family. Today is a dark day. We are a family. Let's support one another as we grapple with the weight of this darkness."

Over the weekend, it was also confirmed that the Eagles of Death Metal's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, was also killed in the horrific incident.

The 36-year-old's family released a statement, saying:

"It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night. Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle; he was everyone's best friend – generous, funny and fiercely loyal. Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world. Thank you for your thoughts and respect for our family at this difficult time. Peace and light."

The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney had worked with Nick in the past, and remembered to Rolling Stone:

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5 Seconds Of Summer's IHeart Radio Performance Was HOT! No Wonder They're Blowing Up The Charts!

Summer is definitely heating up with the help of 5 Seconds Of Summer!

While 5SOS are opening for One Direction, they are definitely becoming a super success all their own as proven by their AH-Mazing performance at the iHeart Radio Theater Live Series yesterday!

The punky pop foursome's live performances are just the seXXXy icing on the cake of their tasty new self-titled album.

The album has already had the biggest preorder numbers in Universal Music Group's HISTORY.

Now that the record is out, they've landed at #1 in six different territories and they're in the top 5 in five more territories.

They're expected to sell at LEAST 200,000 in sales.

We don't mean to compare the two, but 1D sold about 130,000 their first week.

Could these Aussie sweethearts be bigger than 1D??? It's hard to imagine, but anything is possible!!!!

Ch-ch-check out their catchy performance (above)!!!

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Katy Perry, Lorde, & Ellie Goulding Have A Certified Ladies Night In The DJ Booth After The BRIT Awards!

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It's a G-N-O y'all!

Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry and Lorde were all about hanging, drinking, and spilling the latest goss to celebrate their stellar performances at The BRITs last night!

The lady trio was spotted gabbing with one another at Universal Music Brits' After Party at Soho House in London, looking fabulously individual in new frocks!

Tré chic!

In between Mean Girl-esq whispers and catty cackles, Ellie spun some fierce records, as Katy and Lorde danced the night away!

These musical bestiez were totally having the time of their lives!

Don't you just want to BE them?! Suffering from some serious FOMO, brb!

Also, IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM:

[CLICK HERE] to see Lorde's cool performance of Royals.

[CLICK HERE] to see Ellie light up the BRITs stage!

And [CLICK HERE] to see Katy's neon Egyptian experience.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Iggy Azalea Chics Out At Universal Music Group's Post-Grammys Party

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So chic!

Iggy Azalea looked slammin' last night at the Grammys in her white Elie Saab gown, but for the Universal Music Group post-Grammy party she chose a much more toned down look.

Sure, we wish she'd gone for another glam ensem — like a beaded Elie Saab mini dress — but this is so casual-cool that we can't not praise it!

Iggy basically looked like she stepped out of a designer lookbook in her leather pants, Joy Division t-shirt, and print blazer.

She's turning into such a fashion queen!

And she fills those pants out nicely, eh? Ha!

P.S. CLICK HERE to see her seksi Grammys look!

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