Contact Us

Lil Wayne Hit With Copyright Lawsuit for ‘Mrs. Officer’

In addition to his upcoming prison sentence — which was recently postponed until March 10 due to dental complications — Lil Wayne can now add a new lawsuit to his list of legal woes. The New Orleans rapper has been hit with a $2.5 million dollar copyright infringement suit for his the single ‘Mrs. Officer,’ from his platinum-selling album ‘Tha Carter III.’

The Royalty Network filed the lawsuit against Lil Wayne and Cash Money records in a Manhattan Federal Court yesterday (Feb. 17) under claims that ‘Mrs. Officer’ was produced by Darius “Deezle” Harrison, who therefore owns rights to the song. But according to the paperwork, Cash Money records ceased payment for the song last year when allegations emerged that Harrison had copied parts of the record from a song called ‘Crush,’ by a little known artist named Sky. Harrison is currently seeking to claim all profits made from the song, including music videos, ring tones and streaming media.

Harrison, a fellow New Orleans native also has production credits for six additional songs on ‘Tha Carter III,’ and has worked with several other high profile artists including Yung Joc and Kanye West. The single, ‘Mrs. Officer,’ was an instant hit, peaking at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks chart after its debut.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!