Another Lil Wayne lawsuit
A producer who claims he made the original beat for Lil Wayne’s hit single “Mrs. Officer” has hired an expert witness to testify on his behalf, relating to a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Michael ‘Mali Boy’ Bradford filed the original lawsuit in January of 2009, claiming that he made the original beat for the hit single, which features crooner Bobby V.
Bradford’s lawsuit claims he made the original track five years before it was reworked by producer Deezle, who was given credit for the song, which is featured on Wayne’s hit album Tha Carter III.
According to Bradford, he made the original beat on an instrumental track titled “Popeye.”
Bradford, who is currently fighting a motion to dismiss the claim, has hired Dr. Felicia M. Miyakawa of Middle Tennessee State University to testify on his behalf.
Dr. Miyakawa, who is an Associate Professor of Musicology and Assistant Director of the MTSU School of Music, claims that there is enough evidence to take the matter to trial.
Producer Darius “Deezle” Harrison also sued Lil Wayne for nonpayment of $2.5 million worth of royalties on the hit single “Mrs. Officer.” I believe this is why super producer Manny Fresh left Cash money because they were rumored to not be paying him. What is the purpose of scoring a hit song if you never get paid for it ?