Rapper Lil Wayne and his lawyer, Ronald Sweeney have been in court for quite some time, the battle between them getting quite a bit of attention. Well, it would seem that all that hot air and energy ended up being for not as there have been developments in the lawsuit.
It looks like the battle may have come to an end even before it got officially under way. The two parties were suing each other for a whopping $20 million dollars. Specific reasons for the case? They’re pretty typical despite the fact that we’re dealing with Wayne here, a known criminal.
Essentially, it was after Cortez Bryant was fired back in 2018 that lawyer, Sweeney was brought in to serve as manager for Wayne. It would seem that since he was hired though, he feels as though he was robbed of certain commissions he was apparently due, or rather he felt he was due.
If you recall, dear readers, Lil Wayne was also involved in quite the legal battle with Cash Money Records, and it was Sweeney that acter ad attorney during those proceedings that were made quite public. It is of these proceedings that he claims he was unpaid as well.
The ins and outs of the case have gotten ugly, with both sides making statements back and forth. Specifics of the suit on Sweeney’s side are clearly stated in official statements made:
“(Wayne) failed and refused to pay Plaintiffs his promised 10% of the recovery from lawsuits, 10% of the sale of master recordings owned by Lil Wayne’s record label and then 17% in general commissions that he owes to Plaintiffs in connection with Plaintiff’s day to day management activities.”
Lil Wayne has since responded and has claimed that other legal representatives handled the case against Cash Money and others that Sweeney is referencing to have been a part of.
Of course now, all of the proceedings were for not, as stated, as the court has decided to throw out the lawsuit, stating that the lawsuit was filing incorrectly. The court claimed that the suit should have been filed in Florida as opposed to California (where it was filed), as Lil Wayne lives and composes his business in Florida. Lil Wayne and his fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.