Lil Wayne was sued by his former manager Ronald Sweeney after the latter claimed that he wasn’t paid his cut in Wayne’s settlement with Cash Money Records. According to Sweeney, he is owed $20 million.
The lawsuit alleges that Lil Wayne refused to pay Sweeney his promised 10 percent of the recovery from lawsuits, 10 percent sale of master recordings owned by Lil Wayne’s record label, and then 17 percent in general commissions that he owes to Sweeney.
The New Orleans rapper has now suffered a major setback in the lawsuit when his four claims were shot down by the Appellate Division for “causes of action for fraudulent inducement, legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment.”
In August 2021, Lil Wayne skipped a deposition in the lawsuit which Sweeney’s team felt was a way for the rapper to stall until the case was dismissed by a judge. According to Law.com, Ronald Sweeney’s attorney, John Harris, was reportedly pleased with the court’s ruling and said his client “will vigorously pursue his claims for payment and require Lil Wayne to appear in court to answer for his actions.”
This isn’t the only lawsuit Lil Wayne is involved in at the moment. Just last month, he was sued by his former chef Morgan Medlock for wrongful termination. It looks like the Young Money boss has his hands full with plenty of legal battles at the moment. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar news stories.
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