Young Money’s Shanell aka SNL has defended incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne against producer Bangladesh who claims he hasn’t been paid for his work on Tha Carter III.
Shanell said the “A Milli” producer is blaming the wrong person.
“First of all, it’s not Wayne. There’s a whole system behind every artist so if a producer or another artist has a problem with financial issues there’s a whole building, a whole system behind that kind of stuff. Bangladesh is a friend of mine so for him to just point out Wayne I kind of called him like, Dude… but he knows who he’s mad at and it’s not really Wayne.” (VIBE)
Recently, Bang has publicly called out Cash Money Records’ co-owner Baby.
“You see this man on the videos and that’s all he do, that’s what he do–money. His name in Birdman, Stunnaman. He have his kids in furs; they two [years old],” Bangladesh tells Rap-Up TV. “You got money to blow, you make songs like that. You do have money to blow ’cause it ain’t your money.” (Rap-Up TV)
Earlier this year, ex-Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh co-signed Bang’s frustration.
“Well, I wouldn’t want that for nobody,” Fresh said in an interview. “It’s a slimy business is all I can say. It’s not just him — they got four or five lawsuits from Lil Wayne’s last album. On my way leaving out I said everybody can’t be wrong but I don’t wish that for nobody. I been in that place before and I know why Bangladesh feels that way. His life depends on it so it’s like if you sold all these units then give me my money…Now, when something serious comes up and you think they got your money but they don’t — that’s an eye opener for you. It was a learning lesson more than anything. Homeboy’s business is never good. It’s like having a friend and thinking you can trust them to do something. You should entrust your money the right way. Money makes everybody evil when you think about it.” (XXL Mag)
“Lollipop” producer Jim Jonsin recently filed a lawsuit against Wayne over unpaid work.
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)
Check out Bangladesh speaking on Cash Money down below: