Lil Wayne has reportedly been sued for copyright infringement by a producer claiming to own the production for the Carter III sigle “Mrs. Officer.”
Producer Mali Boy has filed the lawsuit against Weezy in Georgia.
Atlanta producer named Michael Bradford aka Mali Boi claims he is the original producer of the track that made “Mrs. Officer” so popular. The original song “Crush” produced by Mali Boy was for another artist named Sky but somehow ended up in the company of Lil Wayne and producer of “Mrs.Officer” Deezel. Mali Boy claims Deezel remade the track owned by him without permission and has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Lil Wayne and everybody involved in the song in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. (Freddyo)
While originally filed in January, Mali Boy claims Weezy’s camp has avoided the lawsuit.
It is currently awaiting a responsive answer from the defendants. According to the plaintiff Michael Bradford, Lil Wayne’s attorney, Mr. Sweeney has attempted to evade the summons in order to answer the complaint. Deezel has filed for two thirty (30) day extensions to file an answer, the other defendants in the case were given a sixty (60) day waiver of summons. BMI and ASCAP has been removed as defendants from the civil action through an amicable settlement; whereupon they have agreed to place a freeze on all performance royalty payments worldwide, and to disclose the accounting statements for the disputed composition. Cash Money Records has agreed to put a freeze on mechanical royalties payments for all retail, digital downloads and ringtone product sales until the civil matter involving “Mrs. Officer” is resolved. (Press Release)
Aside from the suit, the rapper recently sued Digerati Holdings and QD3 Entertainment over his portrayal in a Sundance documentary film earlier this year.
The suit charges that Bernie Madoff‘s movie production company promised to give Lil Wayne approval over the final cut, but they didn’t. And instead they presented an attempted scandalous “documentary” at Sundance. And to get into all of this, Wayne’s lawyers decided to lead their complaint with Bernie Madoff, drawing some bizarre connection that we now live in the age of people conning other people. Probably the most interesting thing is that one of the defendants is Quincy Jones‘ son, Quincy Delight Jones III. The papers also state he uses the pseudonym QD3. (Radar Online)
He is reportedly citing a breach of contract in the suit.
The 26-year-old artist allowed Digerati Holdings and QD3 Entertainment to shoot a docu-film about him. The movie company, in turn, promised to give him approval over the final cut. In early December last year, the companies screened the film for Lil Wayne’s manager, who advised them to remove objectionable content from the film. They sent another clip in January to the manager for review and approval. The manager once more demanded that all objectionable content be removed. Instead of doing so, they allegedly presented a “scandalous portrayal” of the rapper at Sundance without his approval. He is suing for breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices, fraud and invasion of privacy among others. (All Headline News)
Lil Wayne’s camp has yet to release a statement regarding the “Mrs. Officer” lawsuit.