Lil Wayne Being Sued For Copyright Infringement


Lil Wayne's legal woes are mounting - the prison-bound rapper is facing a lawsuit over royalties from his 2008 song Mrs. Officer.

Record producer Darius 'Deezle' Harrison and music publishers at The Royalty Network are demanding $2.5 million for the use of the track on Wayne's Grammy-winning album Tha Carter III.

In a suit filed at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on Wednesday, the plaintiffs allege they own the rights to the song, and rights to any profits from ring tones, music videos or streaming media.

Last year, executives at Wayne's label, Cash Money Records, agreed to temporarily halt payments from Mrs. Officer amid allegations Harrison lifted parts of the track from a song called Crush, which producer Michael 'Mali Boy' Bradford composed for a little-known artist named Sky.

Mrs. Officer isn't the only song Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, Jr., has had legal problems with - he is also fighting allegations he illegally sampled songwriter Karma-Ann Swanepoel's Once in his track I Feel Like Dying.

Wayne is expected to begin serving time for his 2007 arrest for gun possession next month.


1 comments to "Lil Wayne Being Sued For Copyright Infringement"

  • Wow,but in all actually who doesn't want a piece of wayne.If his ablum would not have been so hard;everyone who have their hands out know would not.Money brings greed to those who don't have it.- hate to say he is probably going to be the next to past,he is to big and the best in the game right now.So if you can't out rap him get in his pockets,cause your not going to get it no other way but from the white man.

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