How Bangladesh Really Feels About Lil Wayne
I don’t fuck with him… and you can print that.
This guy just seems to be full of interesting press bits. When VIBE asked him if he’d be reuniting with Lil Wayne on Carter 4, Bangladesh revealed that he had yet to be paid for his work on Carter 3:
“It’s [Wayne and Baby’s] responsibility to pay [me] because all the money from album sales goes to Cash Money. I get checks from Sony for Beyoncé, checks from different labels for different artists, it just comes to you. You don’t have to call them, sue them and all that junk. This is what you’re owed.”
He continues, “I don’t really give a fuck about [Wayne]. I can’t give a fuck about somebody that don’t give a fuck about my situation, I have kids. In the hood, people get killed for ten dollars. I couldn’t imagine owing someone hundreds of thousands of dollars and just walking around in front of them. I’m so confident in myself, that I don’t need Lil Wayne. There’s gonna be so many opportunities. I can create a Lil Wayne.”
He went on to say what’s on everyone’s minds.
“This is why Mannie Fresh don’t fuck with [Cash Money] because he never got any royalty money. That’s why Baby can go around flaunting this cash, because that’s everyone else’s money… It’s not even Wayne’s fault. Wayne is not getting money. He is given money, he’s not getting money. If Baby gets a million dollars he’ll buy Wayne a Phantom, but that’s in Cash Money’s name. That 14-bedroom mansion isn’t Wayne shit,” he says. “That’s why he have his own company, because he was trying to leave Cash Money and the only thing that would keep him there was [if they] gave him his own thing. But Baby still controls that. All those Young Money artists don’t even know that they not getting royalty money.”
This isn’t the first time this month we’ve heard about producers seeking out their royalties for Carter 3:
And the beat goes on. According to the New York Post, fellow Carter III producer, Jim Jonsin—responsible for Wayne’s infectious lead single, “Lollipop”—filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Wayne on April 20 for missing royalty payments. In May 2009, Dallas production duo Play-n-Skillz also mentioned to a local radio station that they were yet to reap any monetary benefits from their work on Wayne’s third single featuring, T-Pain, “Got Money.”
So Jim Jonsin asked for 500K and Bangladesh wants another half a mil, and these two guys basically made Carter 3 what it was with “Lollipop” and “A Millie.” Baby doesn’t seem to be paying the people that helped him get all that money, yet he found the time to make corny internet videos like this and this over the weekend.