Producer Bangladesh, who is responsible for the hypnotic beat that Lil’ Wayne blessed on “A Millie” has a bone to pick with the incarcerated rapper.
In a recent interview with Vibe Magazine, Bangladesh (née Shondrae Crawford) states that he’s owed half a milli for his work on “A Millie.”
“I don’t f**k with [Lil Wayne]… and you can print that,” Bangladesh told VIBE, when asked if fans should anticipate a reunion come his 2011 release. “Cash Money don’t pay royalties. The Carter III, [is] his biggest album probably because of “A Millie.” [But] you have to sue these guys so that they pay up.”
He goes on to detail how Lil Wayne is probably getting screwed over by Baby just like Mannie Fresh claims.
“This is why Manny Fresh don’t f**k with [Cash Money] because he never got any royalty money. That’s why Baby can go around flaunting this cash, because that’s everyone else’s money… It’s not even Wayne’s fault. Wayne is not getting money. He is given money, he’s not getting money. If Baby gets a million dollars he’ll buy Wayne a Phantom, but that’s in Cash Money’s name. That 14-bedroom mansion isn’t Wayne s**t,” he says. “That’s why he have his own company, because he was trying to leave Cash Money and the only thing that would keep him there was [if they] gave him his own thing. But Baby still controls that. All those Young Money artists don’t even know that they not getting royalty money.”
Bangladesh isn’t the first to come forward with claims of not being paid by the Cash Money Millionaires. Jim Jonsin recently came forward and filed a $500,000 lawsuit, the same amount as Bangladesh, for unpaid royalties for work on Weezy’s “Lollipop.” Also, in May 2009, production duo Play-N-Skillz mentioned that they hadn’t been adequately compensated for their work on Weezy’s single “Got Money.”