Lil Wayne Settles With Producer David Kirkwood For Unpaid "Tha Carter III" Royalties

posted Sunday May 13, 2012 at 08:30AM PDT | 33 comments

Lil Wayne Settles With Producer David Kirkwood For Unpaid "Tha Carter III" Royalties

UPDATE: The songwriter and producer settles his suit with Cash Money and Young Money out of court.

Another producer who contributed to Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III has sued seeking millions in unpaid fees. David Kirkwood has filed suit against Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records claiming that he is owed $1.5 million for his work. 

Kirkwood’s suit, filed in New York Southern District Court last week, does not make mention of Lil Wayne. His work on the album included songwriting on the track “Love Me or Hate Me,” which was featured on the deluxe edition of the LP. 

Kirkwood is the latest producer to work on TC3 who has sued for unpaid royalties. In 2007, Bangladesh (“A Milli”) claimed he was stiffed for his work, and Darius “Deezle” Harrison followed suit in March who is seeking $20 million.

[June 7]

UPDATE: Lil Wayne has settled another lawsuit stemming from unpaid royalties from Tha Carter III. According to TMZ, Weezy worked out the suit with producer David Kirkwood out of court for an undisclosed amount.

RELATED: Producer Enlists Musicologist for Lawsuit Against Lil Wayne

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