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Lil Wayne's Record Label

Accused of Ripping Off

Two Music Producers

8/25/2012 5:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Wayne
's record label allegedly stiffed a couple music producers out of their cut of the royalties from some of rap's biggest albums ... this according to two separate lawsuits.

Two different producers -- Andrews "Drew" Correa and Marcos "Infamous" Rodriguez -- filed federal lawsuits this week against Wayne's label, Young Money Entertainment.

In lawsuit #1 ... Correa says he inked a deal with YME in 2008 to produce music for a YME artist. He claims that music ended up on mega albums like "Carter III," "Re-Birth," "I'm Not a Human Being" and "Priceless."

Correa says he was paid some royalties by YME, but the payments stopped coming out of the blue.

In lawsuit #2 ... Rodriguez claims he signed on in 2007 to produce music for YME and claims his compositions were used on the albums “Carter III," "Re-Birth," "We Are Young Money," "Carter IV" and "Priceless."

He claims YME stopped making royalty payments and refuses to cough up any more cash.

Both producers hired Singh, Singh and Trauben to sue the pants off YME for the missing pay days.

We reached out to YME for comment ... but so far, no luck.

15 COMMENTS

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1.

itsnoise    

In other news my clothes are in the drier and I'm going to take a shower. Brush my teeth and go school shopping for my kids.

791 days ago
2.

renae    

This isn't surprising. YME doesn't want to pay anyone their royalties. Drake stated he hadn't been paid either( according to a letter his lawyer sent to his label). I wonder if they've paid anyone that's signed to YME?

791 days ago
3.

Dave Nesday    

Good, sue YME

791 days ago
4.

bmac    

So weird. He looks like such an honest guy

791 days ago
5.

Big D    

Maybe the royalties stopped because no one is buying the crap?

791 days ago
6.

Bob    

A fine upstanding young man like Lil Wayne ripping people off? Naw! It just can't be.

791 days ago
7.

Joao    

"Young Money..." Can you be more pathetic? Dude, you we're working with ghetto rat crap, of course he ripped you off. The idiot doesn't get that the court action is going to now cost his dumb ass more than if he had paid you in the first place.
Let this situation be a WARNING to any and all who has any contractual relationship with Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment. You deserve whatever goes down if you don't bail.

791 days ago
8.

HRH Prince Michael    

Firstly, the RIAA, NARAS, and ALL the major-labels share culpability in these long-rampant and shamelessly immoral acts of Creative/Intellectual Property THEFT. Like all greedy and corrupt Corporate bastards, it's all about maintaining a profit-margin, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

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791 days ago
9.

Phishie from Philly    

Nah!!! Lil wouldn't do that. He couldn't. He is an honest liar and couldn't rip no one off?
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Phishie from Philly

791 days ago
10.

JMP    

Lil Wayne is the biggest joke out there!! The Ed Hardy Trucker cap of music. What a loser. Who listens to that **** music?

790 days ago
11.

BeatsOnline    

Its always a big name in the business who are to stingy to pay some royalties... especially YME!

790 days ago
12.

strongerthancoffee    

It will be easy to sue the pants off YME... They walk around with their pants half off already.

790 days ago
13.

rash on my ass    

this is funny watch lmao http://youtu.be/GUgNP0v228Y

790 days ago
14.

IDontRecall2    

Funny Headlines should read "21 Year Old Selena Gomez Out of Rehab to Promote 15 Year Old Beer to 20 Year Old Justin Bieber Arse to Moan for 18 Years." Or just simply "Selena Gomez Out of Rehab to Promote a Lap Dance and Beer to Justin Bieber Arse to Moan for Homies.". Geez Free Publicity for Madison Beer and Justin Austin Mahone. Scooter Braun Bieliebs the World Needs Two of Each. I am a Bielieber Too. Much Luv. $$$$

198 days ago
15.

IDontRecall2    

Lil Wayne Ripping Off Black Homie Record Producers No Way Itsa Real Afrikan Jungle Out There. Scooter Me Much Luv.

198 days ago

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