David Banner was owed money for working on three songs
Lil Wayne has been ordered to pay his former producer David Banner £130,000 in royalties for work on songs dating back to 2009.
Banner sued Wayne’s label Young Money Records after he didn’t receive full payment for work on three songs. These were ‘Pussy Monster’ and ‘La La La’ from Wayne’s 2008 album Tha Carter III, plus ‘Streets Is Waiting’ from Young Money Records’ 2009 compilation ‘We Are Young Money’.
A court in New York ruled in favour of Banner, after the presiding judge said that Young Money had failed to respond to the court’s demands for information. Wayne owes Banner the original £119,000, plus interest making a total of $164,303 (£129,926).
The case isn’t the only royalties dispute that Wayne – real name Dwayne Carter – is involved in. He is suing his former producer and mentor Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams for £39 million, saying that Williams has withheld money owing from Wayne’s still-unreleased 2015 album ‘Tha Carter V’.
A court has ruled that Williams’ record label Cash Money Records must now open its accounting books to show how a £77 million advance from Cash Money and Young Money’s parent group Universal Records has been spent.
Banner has recently been working with Ludacris, Ne-Yo and Jill Scott, while Wayne has retracted his threat to retire, which he made earlier in September after admitting he was despondent about the long-running dispute with Williams.