Lil Wayne Slapped With $2.5 Million Lawsuit Over "Mrs. Officer"
Lil Wayne may end up in front of a judge again, but this time to defend himself against a copyright infringement lawsuit.
The Royalty Network filed a $2.5 million dollar lawsuit against Lil Wayne in Manhattan Federal Court yesterday (February 17).
According to the lawsuit, the record was produced by Darius “Deezle” Harrison, who claimed he owns the rights the song, along with all profits that have been derived from the hit song, which also featured R&B crooner Bobby Valentino and rapper Kidd Kidd.
“Mrs. Officer” peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks chart was one of the popular singles off of Tha Carter III, which sold over a million copies the first week it was in stores.
Harrison, who also hails from New Orleans, also helped produce six other songs on Tha Carter III and has worked with artists like Kanye West, Yung Joc, Birdman, Teena Marie and others.