In an earlier report on MTV News, “A Milli” producer Bangladesh voiced some slight frustration at the Cash Money Records camp over a lack of payment and communication between the producer and label heads. In the interview Bang stated that while he waived his typical working fee for tracks, he still feels he’s due some manner of compensation and a working rapport with Young Money honcho Lil Wayne.
“It’s not about the money, it’s not about me charging him for the beat, because he is Lil Wayne; he’s gonna sell albums,” said Bangladesh. “You only really charge people that you think is not gonna
really sell too much, so you want to get your money off top.” He added that he waived the fee as a result of a verbal agreement made with Lil Wayne stating that the rapper would appear on the producer’s debut studio album as a featured artist. A return call to Bangladesh was an earnest attempt to allow the hit making producer an opportunity to tell his side and explain there is no tension between he and Wayne – but where does that leave Cash Money Records?
“If s–t was right, it’ll be right but obviously something ain’t … I don’t know, bro,” said Bangladesh. When asked that perhaps Wayne’s lack of communication could be due to the fact the New Orleans star is currently set to wrap up his nationwide “I Am Still Music Tour,” Bangladesh seemed to agree that could be the impetus of their lack of connection. “That might be it, but like I said if there’s no line of communication … I’m just in the dark, “expressed the producer. “That was the understanding that he’s on tour. But it’s the same s–t like when they want s–t, they get it. I shouldn’t be held up.”
Sticking to his guns, Bangladesh expressed his frustrations as calmly as he could but did stress strongly that he and Wayne are not at odds with one another. Bangladesh’s connection with the YM machine also appears solid with Bang producing Nicki Minaj’s current single “Did It On’em” in which Minaj says a video is forthcoming.