Jailed rapper Lil Wayne‘s “Lollipop” producer Jim Jonsin has updated fans on his lawsuit against Cash Money Records over not being paid for his contribution to the multi-platinum selling 2008 LP, Tha Carter III.
Despite filing the suit in April, Jonsin said their legal battle remains unsettled.
“We’re still trying to get paid. Clearly, I don’t understand what the issue is. They’ve collected checks, they’re buying Bugattis, but the people that created the songs are not getting paid. And so we’re going through some things now in hopes that it gets fixed…[“Lollipop”] was like the most downloaded song in history, so pay the people who made it. It’s not your record, it’s our record.” (VIBE)
Details on the suit being filed hit the Internet in late April.
The producer of Lil Wayne’s hit “Lollipop” is suing the rapper for $500,000 over the track. Weezy is currently serving a prison sentence for gun possession but that still hasn’t stopped him getting into trouble. Jim Jonsin claims he hasn’t earned any money from the smash single – which was released back in 2008 and went to number one in the US. Jonsin produced Lollipop and is credited as a co-writer. (MTV UK)
Jonsin also pointed out that the Carter III track has made millions in profits.
On behalf of himself and his company, Rebel Rock Productions, Jim Jonsin, whose real name is James Scheffer, sued Young Money Entertainment in Manhattan Federal Court. Scheffer says “Lollipop” has garnered more than 4 million downloads and more than $4 million in ringtone sales. Scheffer says the rapper promised semi-annual accounting statements, but skipped the statements due in December 2008 and June 2009. When it did provide them, the statements “grossly underreported the monies due plaintiff and were not accompanied by any payment,” Scheffer says. (Court House News)
After calling out Cash Money over unpaid royalties for Wayne’s “A Milli,” producer Bangladesh later said their issues were resolved.
“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)
Check out a recent Jim Jonsin interview down below: