Lil Wayne Settles "Lollipop" Legal Drama for $20 Million
It only took about 400 days, but Lil Wayne's $20-million "Lollipop" legal drama has finally been settled.
Last year, producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records for unpaid royalties from sales of Weezy's 2008 Grammy-winning album, Tha Carter III, and the record's first single, "Lollipop."
The critically acclaimed, triple-platinum record reportedly grossed upwards of $70 million. But for Weezy, "Lollipop" proved to be awfully bitter.
"At this time, I am owed a sufficient amount of money and will protect the rights afforded me by the State of New York," Deezle said in a statement last year. "My team is of the opinion that the matter will be resolved in a timely fashion."
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It took a timely 13 months for Deezle to finally get his cash money. But according toTMZ, both parties "reached a confidential agreement" and the lawsuit has been dismissed.
If you recall, Miami-based producer Jim Jonsin also sued Weezy on similar claims two years ago. The Coral Springs native filed a $500,000 lawsuit citing unpaid royalties for ringtone and downloaded sales of "Lollipop."
That suit was also settled out of court.
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