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Prison-Bound Lil Waynes Faces Royalties Lawsuit

February 19, 2010 04:12:10 GMT

The 27-year-old rapper, who will serve his time in prison for gun possession charge, has been hit by another lawsuit after record producer and music publishers demand royalties of his 'Mrs. Officer'.


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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, February 17, the plaintiffs allege they own the rights to the song, and rights to any profits from ring tones, music videos or streaming media. In 2009, 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 in March.


 




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posted by a mother love on Feb 26, 2010
love you baby! see when you get out. keep your head above water. i have a son lock up too. so this is coming from a mother who cares and know
posted by Lil wayne fan on Feb 23, 2010
I heard he is going to prison for getting caught having eight ounces of weed dat sucks either way tho
posted by l on Feb 19, 2010
lil wyne is a goood rapppa

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