A producer for Lil Wayne’s hit “Lollipop” is suing for the stacks he feels he is owed from the track’s sales.
TMZ.com reports that Darius Harrison has filed a $20 million suit against Cash Money Records, claiming that the label never paid him his share of the proceeds from sales of the smash hit. He’s also seeking a cut of the sales from Tha Carter III, the album on which “Lollipop” was featured, which sold 6 million copies.
Darius claims he also put in work producing “Whip It,” “Prostitute 2,” “Action,” “Mrs. Officer,” and “Let the Beat Build.” Because of that, the produce argues that he is owed his fair share of royalties from album sales, reportedly totaling $70 million.
To his credit, Darius is listed in the liner notes for “Lollipop” as a co-producer along with Jim Jonsin. He’s listed as a sound engineer on all the other tracks he claims to have to worked on.
Weezy’s camp hasn’t commented on the suit just yet. The rapper has, however, put out a new track with Rick Ross! “If I Die Today,” is one of the tracks featured on Weezy’s upcoming album Tha Carter IV.
But the track Wayne’s most confident about is a song called “Wayne’s World,” which he thinks will scare other lyricists into reconsidering their career paths.
“There’s a lot of rapping on this,” Weezy told Rolling Stone of the track. “I want other rappers to hear it and say, ‘I quit. I better start making club songs.’”
– Sonya Eskridge