Bosses At Two Music Companies Are Asking A Judge To Force Rapper Lil Wayne And Bryan 'Birdman' Williams To Pay The Rest Of A $313,000 (£195,625) Settlement Over Unpaid Royalties.
The Lollipop star and Williams were sued by executives at 4AD Limited and XL Recordings in 2013 for allegedly failing to pay $313,000 for samples they used for a Nicki Minaj song and Drake’s hit Take Care.
The parties subsequently reached a settlement for the royalties, but earlier this month (Oct15) bosses at the company filed legal documents in a New York court to have the settlement registered in a bid to force Lil Wayne and Williams to pay the remaining $149,400 (£93,375), according to TheJasmineBrand.com.
Lil Wayne is currently embroiled in a $51 million (£32 million) lawsuit against Williams and his brother Ronald 'Slim' Williams after accusing them of withholding money he's owed for his album Tha Carter V.
In recent court documents, Wayne claimed he has a letter from his Young Money label artists Drake and Tyga's teams alleging the rappers are also owed money, and another from Minaj's representatives claiming her producers were shortchanged for their work.
Rapper Turk also reportedly reached a settlement with the Cash Money Records label bosses over another unpaid royalties dispute in June (15).