News: Cash Money Attorney To DJ Drama, "They Have 30 Days To Answer"
Friday, Apr 3, 2009 10:20AM
Details have emerged in Cash Money Records' lawsuit against DJ Drama and other parties that confirm the suit and detail the damages.
Cash Money attorney Candance Carponter broke down the main defendants in the suit.
She confirmed to the authenticity of the documents. Carponter clarified that the lawsuit, stemming from an ongoing case against BCD Music Group, an independent distribution company based in Texas, has not been pushed by Lil Wayne directly, but by his recording home. "BCD claimed the right to sell the music," Carponter said, noting the contracts the company said it signed with the parties, including Drama. "So we named them in complaints and they have 30 days to answer the charges, based on when they receive the papers." (MTV News)
Drama has also said the suit would not impact his relationship with Wayne.
"This is not a case of Lil Wayne vs. DJ Drama," he wrote in a statement. "Me and Wayne are good. I am confident that this matter will be resolved quickly without harming the relationships between myself, Wayne and Cash Money Records. However, due to the ongoing nature of this litigation I do not wish to make any further comments." (Statement)
Documents emerged Thursday (April 2) naming multiple parties in the suit.
"Plaintiff Cash Money Records Inc., by its attorneys, Goldberg & Rimberg PLLC and The Law Firm of Candance C. Carponter, P.C., for its Complaint against defendant, BCD Music Group, Inc., Tyree C. Simmons a.k.a. DJ Drama, Cinque Productions, Inc., Aphilliates Music Group, Makin Moves Entertainment and Frank Nino," the suit reads. Filed in New York in February 2009, a jury trial has been demanded with defendants having 35 days to answer the complaint. The suit names mixtape albums Happy Father's Day, When the North and South Collide, Dedication (Chopped & Screwed), Dedication 2 andDedication 3. (Court Documents)
Makin Music's Frank Nino also confirmed the suit was real and defended Drama.
"This ain't no game over here, this is Cash Money Records," Nino says in a video referring to the lawsuit. "Y'all gonna sue DJ Drama? If it wasn't for Drama y'all would not be poppin' right now. From Carter II to Carter III, Drama kept y'all alive. When that Dedication II hit the stores, the streets, whatever you wanna call it, the sh*t had you on fire. Every deejay followed suit and put mad music out on you...Let's say Drama made money off it, so what, let Drama eat. Without that f*cking situation with the Dedications, y'all wouldn't even be poppin'." (Makin Moves TV)