T-Pain Sues Cash Money Records for Unpaid Royalties, Wants $500,000
Lil Wayne isn't the only having financial trouble with Cash Money Records. T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment is reportedly suing Universal Music Group's Cash Money Records for unpaid royalties.
According to TMZ, the singer says he and artist Young Fyre are owed more than $500,000 for their work on Tha Carter III and Tha Carter IV. T-Pain was featured on and produced Weezy's hit song "Got Money," while Young Fyre co-produced "How to Hate." Both of the Wayne albums have been certified triple-platinum, selling over three million copies.
The latest lawsuit comes after Lil Wayne claimed Universal and Cash Money worked together to rob him of profits. According to a July report, Weezy's camp says Birdman and Universal backdated a deal to make it seem like it was signed before Young Money's deal expired. Wayne had previously sued Universal claiming the label advanced $100 million to Cash Money and he never received his cut.
"Despite Universal being aware of Cash Money’s obligations to pay royalties and profits to Plaintiffs, and Cash Money’s failure to do so, Universal made a series of huge cash advances to Cash Money which Universal contended were nonetheless collateralized by, and recoupable by Universal against, the future revenues on Drake and other artist records and albums delivered by Cash Money," an amended petition read.