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Lil Wayne Sued for $15 Million for Allegedly Stealing 'BedRock'

August 05, 2011 06:30:44 GMT

Weezy has been ordered to appear in court regarding the 'BedRock' copyright infringement case on October 12.


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Lil Wayne is facing copyright infringement lawsuit yet again. The "6 Foot 7 Foot" MC is accused by Georgia-based production company Done Deal Enterprises of stealing their copyrighted song "BedRock" and incorporated it into the track of the same name.

In the legal paper filed in the United States District Court, Southern district of New York, the company are seeking $15 million in compensation. In response to the filing, judge has ordered Weezy to appear in court on October 12.

"BedRock" is a hip-hop single featuring the likes of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Tyga, Jae Millz and Lloyd. Taken from Young Money's compilation CD "We Are Young Money", it peaked at No. on Billboard Hot 200 and climbed to No. 1 on Rap Songs chart.

This is not the first time Weezy is slapped with such lawsuit. In May 2010, the rap mogul was sued by a rapper named Dirahn Gilliams for allegedly sampling his song for Grammy-winning single "Lollipop" without his consent. The suit came just a month after "Lollipop" producer Jim Jonsin took legal action against Weezy, claiming he has yet to receive any royalty payments for his work.

Additionally, another "Lollipop" producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit over royalties from Weezy's "Mrs. Officer". Adding piles to the legal woes, Weezy was recently sued by production duo Play-N-Skillz and producer David Kirkwood over unpaid royalties to his song "Got Money" and album "Tha Carter III" respectively.

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posted by daniel on May 23, 2012
gettin it down in the 028
posted by rayshawnlovett on Nov 29, 2011
wat up nigga
posted by Therealdieinbreed on Oct 30, 2011
LoL. wayne should have to pay all them dudes if they can produce the right documents to prove there case. Serves him right...wayne got you all fooled.
posted by Stupid! on Aug 07, 2011
Lil wayne regardless of these copyright issues,pulled these titles off then anyone else could. He release all these before you could even make these songs. Shameful during Weezy over this... Let these crappy artists re-release their versions of the tracks and us fans will decided. Stop being Lil snitches & bitches -Prototype

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