Lil Wayne may be one of the hottest artists out there right now, but he’s also found himself in some hot water. Weezy is in some legal trouble over alleged copyright infringement. Rappers for the singer are seeking more time to turn over documents for the lawsuit filed by Karma Ann Swanepoel.
The suit was filed all the way back in May, but now that lawyers have asked for an extension to tomorrow’s deadline, it’s come back into the public eye. Lawyers for Swanepoel are now demanding the rapper fork over documents that would reveal the income generated by his track.
The suit says Lil Wayne's label, Cash Money Records, tried to negotiate a license to use Swanepoel's song Once, but never came to an agreeement before deciding to use it on his own song Feel Like Dying. Obviously the song has done really well, and Lil Wayne is at the top of his game right now. Naturally Swanepoel wants to get paid!
This isn’t the first time Weezy has been sued for copyright infringement. Publisher Abkco Music sued Lil Wayne in federal court in July, accusing him of ripping off the Rolling Stones' Play With Fire on a track from Tha Carter III.
He’d better be more careful in the future! Do you think Swanpoel deserves to get paid?