Lil Wayne Hit with $20 Million Lawsuit over Tha Carter III
Published Mar 23, 2011Let it be known that hip-hop mega-star Lil Wayne is no stranger to being accused of not giving credit where it's due. Between settling a lawsuit with producer Bangladesh over royalties for 2008 smash "A Milli" and being accused of jacking the beat for recent banger "6'7," it seems as if Weezy is always coming under fire for something. It's no surprise, then, to learn that the Young Money Millionaire is being sued once again for allegedly not paying one of his producers for his work on Tha Carter III.
TMZ reports that Darius Harrison (who goes by the production name Deezle) has filed suit against Lil Wayne, claiming he's owed over $20 million for his work on the 2008 album. The producer alleges he helped craft the hit single "Lollipop," as well as album cuts "Prostitute 2," "Mrs. Officer" and "Let the Beat Build."
Tha Carter III has sold in excess of six million copies and is said to have grossed over $70 million.
Deezle has also worked with a number of artists, including Yung Joc, Birdman, Tito Puente, Drake, Teena Marie and more.
It's unclear at this point in time if the suit will go to court.