Producer Deezle Breaks Silence On $20 Million Lil Wayne Lawsuit
Producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison has issued a statement regarding a $20 million dollar lawsuit filed against superstar rapper Lil Wayne, over unpaid royalties.
Harrison filed the $20 million dollar lawsuit in March of 2011, claiming Lil Wayne, Young Money Records and Cash Money Records owes him unpaid royalties for producing the hit track "Lollipop" from Tha Carter III.
"After consultation with my team I have decided to make a statement as it relates to the litigation pending against Cash Money and Young Money," Deezle said in a statement. "At this time I am owed a sufficient amount of money and will protect the rights afforded me by the State of New York. My team is of the opinion that the matter will be resolved in a timely fashion."
Deezle's lawsuit claims Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter III, which produced the Grammy Award winning single "Lollipop," has sold over six million copies, generating over $70 million dollars in income.
The producer also filed a $2.5 million dollar lawsuit over unpaid royalties against Lil Wayne over the hit single "Mrs. Officer," also taken from Tha Carter III.
Deezle, who has won three Grammy Awards, also separated himself from legal Rasheed "Ralo Wonder" Harrison, a former associate who has also levied claims against Young Money and Cash Money Records.
"Ralo Wonder" issued a statement in regards to the lawsuit, which suggested that Deezle would continue to sue other record labels for royalties as well.
“All you labels and music companies that owe royalties watch out because there’s a monster mixed with a tango bobcat on the loose!” Ralo Wonder said in a statement shortly after Deezle filed the lawsuit in March.
Deezle distanced himself from Ralo Wonder and his "bobcat" statement.
"Mr. Harrison was terminated from a trial basis management agreement for various indiscretions which include forgery, misrepresentation, and lack of knowledge of the music industry," Deezle said. "At this vital moment in my career it is imperative to have seasoned, educated individuals assisting me in my ventures."