*Lil Wayne's record company announced they would not take legal action against DJ Empire, who released a four-part mixtape series of the rapper's leaked material.
Last week, the artist put the DJ and entire mixtape industry on blast for taking money out of his pocket, but the head of his label, Cash Money's Ron "Slim" Williams, tells Billboard: "It'll cost more for me to sue him and it's not worth it."
Instead, Williams says Cash Money is negotiating with DJ Empire.
"Wayne has spoken to him, so I don't know what's going on with that," says Williams. "I think Empire said he has more music to put out. Most DJs are just local, so they're not making that much money anyway."
For his part, DJ Empire told XXL this week that Wayne was aware of his multi-part "The Drought Is Over" mixtape series, and even participated in one, so he doesn't understand the attack.
Wayne's "Tha Carter III" album is due out tomorrow (June 10). A video for the next single, "Got Money" featuring T-Pain, will be shot within the next two weeks, according to Williams. The track is already No. 13 on the Hot 100.
Wayne will sell downloads of his Universal Motown album directly to fans via his Web site, social network pages and official blog using the Musicane widget -- a viral player with embedded commerce capability. The Musicane widget will be posted on all of his official sites offering fans a chance to buy the entire album and/or individual songs directly from his page. See the Musicane widget on Lil Wayne's website www.lilwayne-online.com