Jim Jonsin Suing Lil Wayne Over ‘Lollipop’ Single
Incarcerated star Lil Wayne has been hit with a $500,000 lawsuit over unpaid royalties from his hit 2008 single “Lollipop.”
According to the NY Post, producer Jim Jonsin filed the suit on Tuesday (April 20), claiming that he’s yet to receive any royalties despite holding a co-writing credit for the track.
“Lollipop” was the lead single from the smash LP Tha Carter III, which was the best-selling album of 2008 with 2.88 million copies sold.The single reached #1 on Billboard, and has been certified 3X platinum.
The pair had previously collaborated on the 2006 song “Leather So Soft,” off the Lil Wayne and Birdman album Like Father, Like Son.
Jonsin has penned Top 10 hits for other artists, including T.I. (“Whatever You Like”), Jamie Foxx (“Unpredictable”), and Soulja Boy (“Kiss Me Thru the Phone”).
Wayne has been in jail since March after receiving a 1 year sentence on gun possession charges.