Lil Wayne, Birdman Hit With Third Lawsuit In One Week
Rappers Lil Wayne and Bryan "Birdman" Willams have been hit with their third lawsuit this week, as music publishing company to Bridgeport Music filed a lawsuit against the pair yesterday (June 10th).
Bridgeport Music filed the lawsuit against Cash Money Records in the Central District of California Western division yesterday.
The copyright infringement lawsuit claims Birdman illegally sampled the song "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks," a tune by Funkadelic off their classic 1971 album Maggot Brain.
The pair allegedly illegally used the sample on the track "Army Gunz," taken from Birdman's 2006 album Like Father, Like Son.
Bridgeport's action is the third lawsuit brought against Lil Wayne, Cash Money and Young Money this week alone.
On June 9th producers Play-N-Skillz sued Lil Wayne for $1 million over unpaid royalties related to the track "Got Money" from his hit album Tha Carter III.
Last Friday (June 3rd), Lil Wayne was hit with a $1.5 million dollar lawsuit by producer David Kirkwood, who claims he's owed unpaid royalties from Lil Wayne's label Young Money, as well as Cash Money Records.
In March, Lil Wayne was sued for $20 million by producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison over unpaid royalties for his work while Tha Carter III.
Producer Bangladesh also sued over Tha Carter III, seeking his portion of royalties for his production work on the album.
Lil Wayne is currently preparing for the release of Tha Carter IV, which will be released in August.