T- Pain Reportedly Suing Lil Wayne for Unpaid Royalties from ‘Tha Carter III’

T-Pain has a bone to pick with Lil Wayne – and it’s all over unpaid royalties. Despite the two musicians working together on the joint collaboration project T-Wayne that dropped earlier this year, TMZ reports that T-Pain and Lil Wayne actually have bad blood and T-Pain is wondering if Wayne “Got Money” for him. Because apparently, the rapper/singer hasn’t seen in it.

According to TMZ, the 32-year-old Grammy award winner claims that he is owed a whopping $500,000 for Wayne’s Tha Carter III studio album. T-Pain says he is owed for producing credits he did for the sice-multi-platinum 2008 “Got Money” single, that he was also featured vocally on.

In the lawsuit, T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Productions is suing Wayne’s Young Money.

Tha Carter III was arguably a turning point for Wayne’s rap career. The album moved three million units, and the lead single for the album, “Lollipop,” was Wayne’s first number one hit. After that, he became quite the commodity – with almost any and everything he touched turning into gold and then platinum.

Well, let’s just say, T-Pain wants a piece of his much-deserved slice of the pie.

The $500,000 that T-Pain is requesting from Wayne and Young Money includes a cut for one of his Nappy Boy Productions artists, Young Frye, who was responsible for producing “How to Hate” from Wayne’s follow-up Tha Carter IV.

This isn’t the first time that Lil Wayne and Young Money have experienced legal issues. Wayne is currently involved in a lawsuit against former friend and frequent collaborator Birdman and his label Cash Money Records. Wayne has filed a $51 million lawsuit plus full ownership of the Young Money label (which he only holds 49% ownership over).

Additionally, the “How to Love” rapper also alleged that Cash Money did not pay him owed $200,000 quarterly payments and that they also didn’t make good on the $1 million they were supposed to provide him for in-house expenses.

Ultimately, Wayne is trying to end the relationship he and Young Money have with Cash Money. But, this lawsuit with T-Pain might prove to be a misstep in that direction.

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Sheriden Chanel is a twenty-something writer, Beyoncé enthusiast, and lover of all things visual art. Keep up with her and her musings on social via @indiebyline.

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