Published Sep 29, 2010Earlier this year, Lil Wayne's already long list of legal troubles was padded with a pair of lawsuits regarding unpaid royalties from tracks on Tha Carter III. Jim Jonsin was asking $500,000 for his work on "Lollipop," while Bangladesh was asking the same sum for producing the smash hit "A Milli." In response, a representative for creepy Lil Wayne father figure/Cash Money CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams has responded to the latter claim.
As the L.A. Times reports [via Prefix], a rep for Williams made the following statement:
There is no merit to this claim. Bangladesh incorporated a sample without informing Cash Money. [Cash Money has] successfully settled the copyright infringement claims that Bangladesh caused with other third parties and his producer and composition shares were wiped out by the sample owners.
In response, Bangladesh simply said, "It's just being worked out through the court system... I'm moving on from that." Instead, the producer has done work with Brandy and Nicki Minaj for their upcoming albums, as well as a solo album slated for early 2011.
As for Lil Wayne, the rapper released I Am Not a Human Being, now a full album, earlier this week via digital outlets. The album will get a physical release on October 12.