Cash Money Settles $20 Million Lawsuit Over Lil Wayne’s ‘Lollipop’

By Rob Markman

Last year producer Darius “Deezle” Harriso filed a lawsuit against Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment, claiming that the labels had failed to pay him for co-producing their 2008 hit “Lollipop,” and according to TMZ Lil Wayne and his crew have finally settled out of court

Deezle produced “Mrs. Officer” in full and co-produced a few tracks off Tunechi’s Tha Carter III, including the Grammy-winning “Lollipop.” It was Jim Jonsin who served as the chief beatmaker on the song, and he too filed a suit in April 2010 claiming that he wasn’t paid proper royalties from the track. Jonsin has since settled his case with the label, and now, according to reports, so has Deezle, thanks to a confidential agreement.

Hitmaker Bangladesh also had issues with the powerhouse label. In 2008 he claimed he wasn’t properly compensated after producing “A Milli,” another stand-out single from Wayne’s triple-platinum Tha Carter III. Bang went on to supply the beat for “6 Foot 7 Foot” for Wayne’s Tha Carter IVand claimed to MTV News that there was initially a payment issue with that track as well. In March, however, Bangladesh was happy to report that he and Cash Money put all of their differences behind them.

“We just did some nice business together. They just bought a whole bunch of tracks, that’s about it,” Bang said. “They gave me a song deal, basically, first song deal I ever had, so shouts out to Cash Money.”