Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage at Escape to Total Rewards at at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 1, 2012 in Hollywood
*Lil Wayne has settled a $20 million lawsuit filed against him by a producer over the Grammy-winning track “Lollipop” and other songs, reports TMZ.
Producer Darius Harrison, aka Deezle, sued the rapper over the album “Tha Carter III,” claiming he produced several songs on the record, including “Lollipop,” but was never paid for his work.
According to Darius, the album grossed over $70 million, but he wanted $20 million to call it even.
Wayne initially declined the offer, claiming Darius had no grounds to sue. But the two parties recently reached a confidential agreement, and the case has since been dismissed.
*Lil Wayne is facing further legal action over royalties for his song ‘Lollipop’.
Little-known rapper Rirahn Gilliams is claiming that his track “Grindin’ Like A Goon,” which was distributed to record label executives in 2007, was the inspiration behind Wayne’s Grammy-winning track “Lollipop.”
According to AllHipHop.com, Gilliams filed a lawsuit against Wayne, writer Rez Zamour and producers Darius Harrison and Jim Jonsin, claiming they used parts of his song for “Lollipop” without his consent.
The rapper is demanding an injunction to block further sales of “Lollipop,” it’s album “Tha Carter III,” as well as damages and lost profits.
The suit comes a month after Jonsin took sued Wayne alleging he is yet to receive payments for his work on “Lollipop.” Harrison also recently filed a suit against Wayne for unpaid royalties on his 2008 single “Mrs. Officer.”
Lil Wayne is currently serving a year-long jail term after pleading guilty to 2007 gun possession charges.