Miami Contemporary Artist | Cash Money Rap Boss Birdman Stiffed Me
It’s an art-world Samson vs. Goliath story, and Samson’s winning.
Miami contemporary artist Leonor Anthony, 29, picked a fight with rap mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams a few months back, and she’s got the Cash Money Records boss on the ropes.
Williams, 48, is this close to losing a condo he owns in Aventura because he hasn’t responded to Anthony’s attempts to get paid for two pieces of art she says she sold Birdman.
According to a lawsuit filed in a Miami-Dade County court, Williams commissioned two large canvases from the collage artist — one about dead rap icon Tupac Shakur and another inspired by Williams’ life.
For both pieces, Williams was to pay $10,000.
The lawsuit asserts that Anthony dropped off the canvases at Williams’ Palm Island mansion in the fall, but he has yet to pay. And he hasn’t given back the works.
In court, meanwhile, a judgment for $10,000 has been entered in default since the court has yet to hear from Birdman or his lawyers.