Rapper Lil Wayne made a lot of money off his sixth studio album, “The Carter III,” which sold more than six million copies. But the guy who worked on several songs on the album, including “Mrs. Officer,” “Let the Beat Build,” and the Grammy-winning hit, “Lollipop,” says he hasn’t been paid a dime.
Producer Darius “Deezle” Harrison is suing Lil Wayne’s record labels, Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records, for a whopping $20 million for his unpaid work on the album, which included co-producing “Lollipop” and working as the recording engineer on several other songs.
This isn’t the first time a producer has sued Cash Money. Producers Bangladesh and Jim Jonsin have also filed lawsuits against the label for unpaid royalties. Bangladesh was able to work out an agreement with the label and has since worked with Wayne again, producing his latest single, “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Jonsin, who co-produced “Lollipop” with Harrison, sued the label for $500,000 last year and also worked out a deal with the label. He recently worked with Wayne on Kelly Rowland’s new single, “Motivation.”
By Brooks Newkirk