It's time to pay the piper.
Lil Wayne has been waiting on Birdman to cough up millions of dollars he’s owed, but now the tables have turned. In the midst of his ongoing lawsuit with Birdman and Cash Money, Lil Wayne was hit with his own lawsuit. Rapper David Banner came forward claiming that Wayne’s label, Young Money Records, owes him a grip of money. We’re talking thousands and thousands of dollars.
The rapper claims he did a few project under the YM label and has yet to be compensated for it. He says he hasn’t heard from Wayne or the label in a long time and, last year, slapped them with a lawsuit telling them it’s time to pay up. Both Wayne and the label have been quiet, and it has made things go left in court.
David Banner is at Lil Wayne’s neck for $150,000. He claims Young Money Records owes him for the work he did on three songs. The rapper served as a producer for “La La” and “P***y Monster” on The Carter III and “Streets Is Watchin” on YM’s collective We Are Young Money.
According to David Banner, he signed a contract in 2008 with the label to produce the songs. In 2009, he claims he was owed more than $15,392.57, and in 2012, his royalties soared to $138,787.19. He was never paid and claims to have heard nothing from Wayne or his label, so he doesn’t know if the numbers in which he’s owed has changed.
DB filed a lawsuit against the label for his unpaid royalties. The company was sued for about $150K. But, according to documents, Young Money nor Wayne have responded to the lawsuit or claims by DB. So when it came time for the judge to decide on a verdict, this is what happened…