Producer Suing Young Money For Work On Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars Track 'Mirror'
A producer who worked with Lil Wayne on Tha Carter IV is now suing the rapper's Young Money label for not receiving payment.
REO, aka Ramon Owen, claims he is owed about $91,000 for his work on 2011's single "Mirror," which featured Weezy and Bruno Mars, TMZ reports. Although the single ended up doing well, getting all the way to number one on Billboard's Rap Songs chart, REO said in a previous interview that it almost didn't see the light of day. "Kanye heard it, Drake heard it, and it already had the Bruno [hook]," REO told MTV News in 2011. "Basically, Nas had it for a while, and it just ended up in the hands of Wayne and he loved it."
"It's to the point that they record so many songs over the time period that they're making the album, so you just hope to God that your song resonates with everybody that has to 'Yes' it," he added. REO claims to have documentation in which Young Money assures he's entitled to $91K.
This isn't the first time Young Money has been sued by producers either. Deezle, who worked on "Lollipop" from 2008's Tha Carter III, sued the label for $20 million in royalties for his work. That dispute was settled out of court. Two other producers, Drew and Infamous, sued for royalties over their work on "Mr. Carter" featuring Jay Z. Young Money also came under fire in July by the company that sold the label its "YoungMoney.com" domain name for $600,000. The suit claimed the label still owed them $250,000.
Tha Carter V is scheduled for an October 28 release.