Lil Wayne faces legal action
London: Rapper Lil Wayne has been sued by producer of his 2007 hit `A Milli`over alleged unpaid royalties.
Producer Bangladesh, real name Shondrae Crawford, has said that he owed $500,000 by Wayne`s record label Cash Money - and he`s adamant the only way he will get what he is reportedly owed is by taking legal action.
"Cash Money don`t pay royalties. (Wayne`s 2008 album) Tha Carter III (is) his biggest album probably because of A Milli. You have to sue these guys so that they pay up...," contactmusic.com quoted Crawford as saying.
"All the money from album sales goes to Cash Money. I get cheques from Sony for Beyonce, cheques from different labels for different artists, it just comes to you. You don`t have to call them, sue them and all that junk. This is what you`re owed," Crawford added.
Wayne, who was serving a year-long sentence at New York`s Rikers Island prison in March after pleading guilty to gun possession charges, is also facing legal action from Pennsylvania-based rapper/musician Dirahn Gilliams over his "Lollipop" track.
The rapper claims Wayne used his song "Grindin` Like A Goon", which was distributed to record industry executives in 2007, for inspiration for the Grammy-winning single.
Producer Jim Jonsin is also suing Wayne, alleging he has yet to receive any royalty payments for his work on "Lollipop", while producer Darius `Deezle` Harrison has also filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit over royalties from Wayne`s track, "Mrs. Officer".