Turk Starts GoFundMe Page To Help Pay $5 Million Debt
Perhaps Kanye revealing his personal debt on Twitter has inspired other rappers to do the same. Yesterday, former Hot Boys member Turk went on Instagram to admit to a $5 million debt of his own, an amount that he is unable to pay. He soon asked his fans and followers to donate to his new GoFundMe page, which was started by his wife.
A Brief History Of Birdman Ripping People Off
Cash Money don Birdman was recently hit with a $200,000 lawsuit by producer DVLP, who claims he was never paid for his work on Lil Wayne's music and music by other Cash Money artists. Despite assurances of "I'm getting yu paid" and "I'm working with yu fam," Birdman never delivered the goods.
6 Ls Birdman Took In 2015
Since the defection and lawsuit of former right-hand man Lil Wayne at the top of 2015, Birdman has been taking one L after another. He has few if any reputed allies left, and evidence strongly suggests that neither Nicki Minaj nor Drake will be returning to Cash Money once their contracts expire. Let's look back at the first half of 2015 through the lens of Birdman-related fiascos.
Top Tracks: June 8- June 14
Good news, y’all. We no longer have to write about Weeknd tracks that have been pulled. This past week was a tumultuous one at the top of our Top 100 charts, with dead tracks and other hangers-on being flushed out in a wave of new Weezy music. Let’s get to it. 10) Turk ft. Lil Wayne – You Mad Yet? (Remix)
Turk Files Default Motion After Cash Money Ignores His Lawsuit
In February, Turk, an original member of the Hot Boys, who released their first record with Cash Money in 1997, filed a lawsuit against his former label to the tune of $1.3 million. Initially, Cash Money was given until March 11, a three week deadline, to respond. Birdman & co. filed for an extension, pushing the deadline back one month further. April 11th has come and gone, and still no response from Cash Money.
Turk Reportedly Suing Cash Money For $1.3 Million [Update: Cash Money Has Three Weeks To Respond]
As a former member of Hot Boys, Turk's fortunes didn't exactly pan out like Lil Wayne's after the group fell apart. It looks like him and Weezy still have a few things in common though, because they're both looking to sue Cash Money. With Wayne currently asking Birdman's label for some $51 million in damages related to a delayed Carter V release date, Turk's suit pales in comparison, but is still pretty substantial.
Catching Cases: Rappers Locked Up Too Early In Their Career
Rap and jail time have had a close relationship ever since the Fat Boys rhymed about doing time for holding up a pizza place. Unfortunately, prison bids have stymied many promising careers over rap music's history. For every Tupac "out on bail, fresh outta jail, California dreamin'" there's five rap stars whose careers never recovered after doing time.
Turk Says He & Lil Wayne Once Discussed Signing To Master P's No Limit Records
Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans rappers as Turk told Vlad TV that he and fellow Hot Boys member, Lil Wayne, once discussed whether or not they should sign with Master P’s No Limit Records. During a recent sit-down with Vlad TV, Turk spoke about wanting to be "hot", and how Master P offered a little more than Baby did at that time. Turk said:
Turk Calls Out Lil Wayne, Birdman, & Mannie Fresh For Lack Of Support
Things don't seem to be all good in the Cash Money familia. According to a recent statement from Turk, he’s on the outs with Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Birdman, and Mannie Fresh over lack of recent support.
Former Hot Boy Turk Speaks On The Current Lil Wayne, Says He Doesn't Know Him
Former Hot Boy Turk spent almost nine years in jail, which definitely put a halt on his rap career. During that time, his former group mate, Lil Wayne, became as big as ever, reaching mainstream status. Now that Turk is out of prison he's been releasing a steady flow of music, and in a recent interview, spoke on the distance between him and Wayne.
Tracklist Revealed For Turk's "Blame It On The System"
Fans of the former Hot Boy, Turk, having been waiting quite a while for the rapper to make a return to the game. All that changes on Friday, when he drops his mixtape Blame It On The System.