Lil Wayne has been sued by his former manager Ronald Sweeney for more than $20 million.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Sweeney has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the New Orleans rapper over unpaid commission. Lil Wayne reportedly hired Sweeney in 2005 to help him negotiate his contract with Birdman’s Cash Money over their years-long legal dispute, which was ultimately settled back in 2018 with Sweeney’s help.
However, the lawyer says he was not fully compensated for his work in the Cash Money deal.
Sweeney said the rapper asked him to fire his then-manager Cortez Bryant, paving the way for him to take over the manager role at the rapper’s request.
The suit claims Lil Wayne raised his commission fees from 10 percent to 17 percent, but Bryant and rapper/music executive Mack Maine “conspired to drive a wedge between the rapper and Sweeney.”
TMZ also reports that the suit claims that Wayne sold his masters for $100 million to Universal Music Group back in June. The outlet reports that Sweeney makes mention of the deal so as to point out that Wayne is more than able to pay him what he feels he is owed.
Wayne’s camp has yet to publicly respond to the suit.
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