Rap Superstar Lil' Wayne Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Although Rap Super Star Lil' Wayne is scheduled for sentencing next month and possibly headed off to prison to serve a year for gun possession, his legal woes are still mounting.
Now, the prison bound rap super star is facing a $2.5 million copyright infringement lawsuit.
According to MTV, he is being sued over royalties from his 2008 song Mrs. Officer. The song was featured on his top selling album Tha Carter III.
Record producer Darius 'Deezle' Harrison and music publishers at The Royalty Network are demanding $2.5 million.
Harrison has worked with Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Yung Joc, Birdman, Teena Marie among others in the music industry.
The copyright infringement lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court in New York City alleges they own the rights to the song and any profits from ring tones, streaming media or music videos.
In this case, payments to executives at Wayne's label, Cash Money Records were apparently stopped last year over claims Harrison lifted parts from another song.
As previously discussed, the days leading up to Lil' Wayne's incarceration have been spent wrapping up projects and getting dental work done.
Lil Wayne reportedly had 8 root canals in one day, MTV reports. The 8 hour session included work on his signature diamond grills, the replacement of several tooth implants, as well as the addition of a few new implants and work on his remaining original teeth.
- Dental Malady Delays Lil Wayne Sentencing (New York Times)
- Lil Wayne: God Wants Me in Prison (People)
- Lil Wayne Talks Upcoming Jail Time: 'Everything Is Meant To Be' (MTV.com)
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