Lil Wayne Hit W/ Lawsuit By Former Chef
Lil Wayne (Dwyane Michael Carter Jr.) is being hit once again, with another lawsuit. Reportedly, his former private D’Antoine Hills chef claims that he was not paid for his services. He is suing the 36-year-old rapper and Young Money Entertainment.
D’Antoine says he worked for Wayne from 2014 – 2017 and cooked mills for him in his Miami mansion that was located at La Gorce Island. According to court documents, Wayne paid more than $380,000 for services over three years, which added up to around $416,500. However, D’Antoine claims Wayne owes him $35,000. No additional details about the lawsuit have been released.
Lawsuits have been endless for Wayne throughout his career. In 2008, Abkco Music Inc filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne for copyright infringement and unfair competition, specifically referring to Tha Carter III’s track “Playing with Fire”. In 2009, production company RMF Productions filed a $1.3 million lawsuit against Wayne, following a $100,000 advance payment for three shows, all of which were cancelled by the artist.
In October 2009, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Cash Money Records, and various music distribution outlets were sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Marasciullo, who claims his voice was used without permission. In March 2011, producer Deezle (Darius Harrison) sued Wayne and his parent labels Cash Money Records over unpaid royalties from Tha Carter III. In May 2011, producer Bangladesh also filed a lawsuit against Weezy & Co. over unpaid royalties as well.
In early June 2011, another producer named David Kirkwood filed a lawsuit against Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records on claims that the labels have failed to pay him over $1.5 million in royalties and production services for his work on the album, also including his songwriting on “Love Me or Hate Me”, a bonus song featured only on the deluxe edition of the album.
Also in June 2011, Dallas producers Play-N-Skillz filed a lawsuit against him, claiming Wayne owes them at least $1 million in unpaid royalties for “Got Money” from his album Tha Carter III. In July 2011, Done Deal Enterprises, a production company based in Georgia, filed suit against Wayne, Universal Music Group, Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment, claiming copyright infringement.