Young Money is reportedly getting sued for allegedly not paying a producer, according to TMZ.
REO, who produced Lil Wayne's 2011 hit "Mirror," featuring Bruno Mars, is claiming in a lawsuit that he's owed $91,000 by the label for his work on the song. The single, which was a bonus track on Tha Carter IV, went platinum in the U.S. and hit #1 on the Billboard Rap Songs chart.
The track almost didn't even end up in Wayne's hands, though.
“Kanye heard it, Drake heard it, and it already had the Bruno [hook],” REO told MTV News in 2011. “Basically, Nas had it for a while, and it just ended up in the hands of Wayne and he loved it.”
“It’s to the point that they record so many songs over the time period that they’re making the album, so you just hope to God that your song resonates with everybody that has to 'Yes' it."
Weezy's previous album, Tha Carter III, also landed the label in some hot water with producers. Deezle, who co-produced "Lollipop," sued for $20 million for royalties for his work on the album; they later settled out of court. Drew and Infamous, known for their work producing Tunechi's "Mr. Carter," featuring Jay Z, filed separate suits in 2012 claiming that they were owed royalties.
A representative for the label would not comment on the matter.
Wayne's new album, Tha Carter V, is due out October 28.