News: Lil Wayne/Young Money & Bangladesh Dead Unpaid Royalties Dispute
Thursday, Sep 9, 2010 6:15PM
Lil Wayne's Young Money and producer Bangladesh have settled their differences in relation to unpaid royalties and will continue to work together on new music.
According to the hitmaker, their issues have been handled.
"Everything is being worked out through the legal process," Bang said in an interview. "It's really out of his control honestly. I mean he don't run the label, he don't own the label -- he's just on the label. I just got an email from my attorney saying they're getting the exact number of what I'm owned and things will be taken care of." (The Boom Box)
Bang also said he never had any direct problems with Wayne over unpaid royalties.
"[Young Money president] Mack Maine reached out to me not too long ago telling me Wayne wants some beats," he says. "It's specific beats that he wants. My thing is, long as this gets taken care of and we don't have any future problems everything will be worked out. It ain't the beef with Wayne it's just the whole label. I really never had too much of a relationship with Wayne, it was just more of a mutual friend type of thing. I guess [Mack Maine] talked to him from jail and he reached out to me telling me Nicki [Minaj] wanted something and, something I already did." (The Boom Box)
Prior to their issues getting ironed out, Bang hit up SOHH and opened up about the dispute.
"You really have to ask [Drake and Nicki Minaj], I don't have no problems with them," Bang told SOHH when asked if his situation would sever any ties with Young Money artists. "It will really be up to them. That's their camp that they're a part of so if they have a certain feeling, a certain outlook on the situation, that's on them. I don't have a problem with Drake or Nicki Minaj. I would work with them anytime." (SOHH)
In May, Bang called out Cash Money Records and, in particular, co-founder Baby.
"This is why Manny Fresh don't f*ck with [Cash Money] because he never got any royalty money," he said in an interview. "That's why Baby can go around flaunting this cash, because that's everyone else's money... It's not even Wayne's fault. Wayne is not getting money. He is given money, he's not getting money. If Baby gets a million dollars he'll buy Wayne a Phantom, but that's in Cash Money's name. That 14-bedroom mansion isn't Wayne sh*t. That's why he have his own company, because he was trying to leave Cash Money and the only thing that would keep him there was [if they] gave him his own thing. But Baby still controls that. All those Young Money artists don't even know that they not getting royalty money." (VIBE)
Check out Bangladesh speaking on Cash Money Records below: