Rapper Lil Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money Sued For $15 Million Over "BedRock"
Rapper Lil' Wayne has been hit with a $15,000,000 lawsuit over the hit single “BedRock.”
Done Deal Enterprises, based in Waynesboro, Georgia, filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne, Young Money Records, and Cash Money Records, in the United States District Court, Southern district of New York, over the song.
The lawsuit, which was filed on August 1st, claims that the rapper stole their copyrighted tune “BedRock,” and incorporated it into the track of the same name, that was eventually featured on the compilation album We Are Young Money.
We Are Young Money peaked at #1 on the Billboard Rap charts upon its release in December of 2009.
The Young Money version of the tune featured guest appearances by Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lloyd, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz and was originally produced by Kane Beatz.
According to the lawsuit, the single has moved an estimated 3,000,000 copies, while the album has been certified Gold (500,000 sold) by the RIAA.
The rapper and his counsel have been directed to appear in court on October 12th, 2011.