Producer Deezle is suing Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment, claiming he’s owned more than $20 million for producing the rapper’s hit single, “Lollipop.”
According to TMZ, the producer (real name: Darius Harrison) also claims to have produced several other tracks for Weezy’s multi-platinum 2008 album, Tha Carter III. Those songs include “Whip It,” “Prostitute 2,” and “Action,” as well as “Mrs. Officer” and “Let the Beat Build.”
Deezle claims music he’s produced for Weezy and Cash Money has grossed more than $70 million, of which he’s owed over $20 mil.
He is credited as the producer of the tracks mentioned in album’s linear notes.
This isn’t the first time a producer has accused the Cash Money family of not paying them. Hit producers, Bangladesh and Jim Jonsin, have both filed suits against Cash Money for unpaid royalties.
Although Bangladesh has recently worked out his differences with Weezy, producing his latest single “6 Foot 7”, he previously said that the only way to get paid from Cash Money Records is to sue them.
“I don’t f*** with [Lil Wayne] … and you can print that,” the producer told Vibe last year. “Cash Money don’t pay royalties. The Carter III, [is] his biggest album probably because of ‘A Millie.’ [But] you have to sue these guys so that they pay up.”
Jim Jonsin also sued for royalties owned on Weezy’s “Lollipop” as well.