Wayne Sued Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties
Incarcerated rapper LIL WAYNE is facing further legal action - the producer behind his 2007 hit A MILLI is suing the rapper over alleged unpaid royalties.
Producer Bangladesh, real name Shondrae Crawford, alleges he is owed $500,000 (£333,333) 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.
Speaking to Vibe.com, Crawford says, "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...
"All the money from album sales goes to Cash Money. I get cheques from Sony for Beyonce, checks 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."
Wayne is currently 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.
The hip-hop star began serving a year-long sentence at New York's Rikers Island prison in March (10) after pleading guilty to gun possession charges.