As with many rappers, New Orleans talent Lil Wayne is often noted for boasting about his extremely large bank account. However, the Young Money Cash Money Billionaire (YMCMB) has had a mound of lawsuits begin to pile up against him and his associates this year. It’s as if “Lil Wayne” and “lawsuits” have become synonymous nowadays. Unfortunately for Mr. Carter, it doesn’t seem like his legal troubles will be ending anytime soon.
Here are the latest slew of suits the YMCMB camp has been slapped with:
Lil Wayne is being sued by Done Deal Enterprises. They allege that Wayne, of Young Money Records and Cash Money, stole parts of the hit single “Bedrock,” which they claim to have copyrighted.
Rapper Rich Rick filed a suit in L.A. County Superior Court against Wayne and company. The rapper states he purchased the master recording to the beat between 2006 and 2008, from the producers, Drummer Boyz.
Rick claims that the producers shopped the same beat to Mr. Carter after he’d completed his purchase.
Producer Darius Harrison (Deezle) filed a $20 million lawsuit against Weezy for unpaid royalties on the hit record “Lollipop”.
Producer David Kirkwood, filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records & Young Money this year for his songwriting on “Love Me or Hate Me”. This was featured on the deluxe edition of Tha Carter III.
Texas producers, Play-N-Skillz, struck the legally troubled rapper with yet another lawsuit. They allege Wayne owes them at least $1 million or more in unpaid royalties for the radio smash “Got Money” off his critically acclaimed Tha Carter III album.
Abkco Music Inc accuses Mr. Carter and company of copyright infringement and unfair competition. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Michael “Mali Boy” Bradford, the producer of Lil Wayne’s “Mrs. Officer” ft. Bobby V, hires musicologist to strengthen his case against the YMCMB camp.
This ongoing lawsuit may force Weezy to pay damages for breach of contract after the release of the renowned documentary.
Bridgeport Music sues Wayne and company for illegally sampling in their 2006 release of the song “Army Guns”.
Birdman is sued for 75k for failure to appear at a Las Vegas Club.