T-Pain Sues Lil Wayne Over “Tha Carter III” Royalties
T-Pain wants Lil Wayne to pay up.
T-Pain and Lil Wayne have been best friends every since meeting way back in the early 2000’s of Hip-Hop. Over the years, the two have made several hit records together that T-Pain reportedly hasn’t been paid for. T-pain is now suing his best friend to get the money he is owned.
Documents obtained by TMZ have revealed that T-Pain’s Nappy Boy imprint is currently suing Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment for $500,000 for services rendered on his multi-platinum selling “Tha Carter III” album. T-Pain is claiming that he has yet to receive money for the production he did on the 2008 hit single, “Got Money.”
According to the documents, the deal was that Young Money would pay T-Pain some royalties and there should be a “bundle” because Tha Carter III sold more than 3.2 million copies in the U.S. alone.
T-Pain was rumored to have signed with Cash Money back in 2010, which was set to lead into a highly-anticipated collaboration album between T-Pain and Lil Wayne. However, the deal was never made and T-Pain went on to release one more album entitled, Revolver, in 2011.
Back in May, T-Pain dropped the long-awaited unreleased T-Wayne joint project from him and Weezy. T-Pain mentioned that he okayed it with Wayne before its release.
Lil Wayne is currently involved in a lawsuit with adopted father Baby over Young Money. While not being paid any of the $100 million dollar advance that was given to Cash Money by Universal Music Group to start up Young Money, Lil Wayne is now asking the courts to liquidate Young Money and give him what’s left over after the split.
T-Pain adds to a laundry list of producers that are currently suing Cash Money/Young Money over unpaid royalties and production fees for The Carter III – including David Banner, Bangladesh, and more.
For two years now, Lil Wayne has been denouncing his loyalty to Cash Money over being unpaid and has been representing Roc Nation lately during performances.
T-Pain’s Oblivion album will arrive next Friday and features guest appearances from Young M.A., Black Youngsta, and Lil Yachty.
Check out T-Pain and Wayne in their “Got Money” video below.