Lil Wayne is still riding high with his Tha Carter IV jump-off single “6 Foot, 7 Foot,” but the track’s producer Bangladesh — not so much.
Bang, who was also the maestro behind Wayne’s 2008 hit “A Milli” cried foul after he wasn’t properly paid for that Tha Carter III banger. And though the producer went in to craft “6 Foot, 7 Foot,” he is now claiming that he hasn’t been properly been compensated for that track either.
“I f— with Wayne, man; I had the opportunity to give him more music,” Bangladesh told MTV News this week. “It’s just hard to do. It’s just hard to keep working for free.”
In regards to “6 Foot, 7 Foot,” Bangladesh claims to have waived the upfront fee that he usually charges artists, just so he could have the opportunity to work with Tunechi again. “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,” the producer said. “You only really charge people that you think is not gonna really sell too much, so you want to get your money off top. You might not get it on the back-end because albums don’t sell no more.”
Instead of charging Cash Money for the track, Bangladesh said he struck a deal in which Wayne would do a feature on the beatsmith’s long-talked-about debut album. When asked why he hasn’t put out the album yet, Bangladesh answered, “It’s hard to do when I can’t get Wayne features.”
The producer isn’t sure whether the holdup on those features is Wayne himself or the label. “I don’t know if it’s the people around the situation or it’s the actual person,” he said. Cash Money had no comment on Bangladesh’s complaint.
What he does know is that he can’t continue to work with Cash Money until things get resolved. “Every time we come up with a solution, it never gets taken care of,” Bangladesh said. “I just can’t keep really giving them music.”