Birdman and Lil Wayne have officially declared war, as settlement talks have broken down between the two, and Wayne will now sue his mentor, claiming among other things Birdman owes him $8 million.

TMZ reports that the two music giants who have locked horns over the past couple of months tried coming to terms this week but it wasn’t meant to be.

Lil Wayne intends to ask a judge to declare him free of Cash Money and Birdman’s control. Wayne says Birdman has violated their contract by withholding the release of his new album.

Regarding the $8 million claim, Wayne says Birdman owed the money for his latest album, as it was supposed to be an advance.

Birdman on his part has held firm, revealing that he will release the album “in due time,” but clearly that’s not good enough for Wayne.

Reports say Lil Wayne will keep recording new songs, but he will release his works outside of the Cash Money umbrella.