Rapper files lawsuit against the American record producer's son
Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson producer Quincy Jones’ son for using the rapper’s songs in a documentary without permission.
Ironically, Quincy Jones III used eight Lil Wayne songs, including ‘dontgetit’ and ‘Stuntin’ Like My Daddy’, for a documentary about the rapper titled ‘The Carter’, reports TMZ.
Wayne claims Jones III and producers of the documentary failed to ask him for permission to use the tracks in the film, and has asked for unspecified damages and an order prohibiting the producers from using his music.
The rapper initially co-operated with the filmmakers and allowed a camera crew to follow him around. Since the release of the film, Wayne has reportedly spoken out about his hatred for the movie claiming it was a “scandalous portrayal” of him.
Wayne is familiar with the processing of lawsuits, but he is usually in the receiving end of them. The rapper has been sued a total of five times in five years.
The most recent suit against him came last year, when Done Deal Enterprises accused the rapper of ‘stealing’ his 2010 hit ‘BedRock’, a collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Drake. The Georgia-based firm sued Wayne – along with Universal Music Group, Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records – for $15 million (£9 million).