Posted on December 17th, 2008 - By Bossip Staff
Categories: Lawsuits, News
Posted by Bossip Staff
Lil Wayne‘s in the hot seat again:
A federal lawsuit filed in May claims rapper Lil’ Wayne didn’t have permission to sample a song by singer Karma-Ann Swanepoel.
Lawyers for the rap star are seeking more time to turn over documents in response to a lawsuit that accuses the award-winning recording artist of copyright infringement.
The suit says Lil’ Wayne’s record label, Cash Money Records, tried but failed to negotiate a license to use Swanepoel’s song “Once” before millions of people downloaded the rapper’s song “I Feel Like Dying.”
A court filing Tuesday by Lil’ Wayne’s attorneys asks a judge in New Orleans to extend a Friday deadline for turning over documents requested by lawyers for the company that published Swanepoel’s song, reports The Associated Press.
Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. Weezy best prepare to shell over a percentage of those stacks. In other Weezy news, your boy is a little concerned about Plaxico Burress. In his “words”:
The Giants should be on everyone’s list to beat right now. Don’t look now but they’re slightly better than last year. And with Plaxico, I mean, they won all the games he missed earlier this season anyway. I don’t see the Plaxico incident having any kind of effect on them.
The whole Plaxico thing kind was crazy because immediately afterward everyone was talking about the legal implications and what are the Giants going to do with him now, and no one stopped and said, My God, this guy just shot himself. Is he okay? Was it stupid? Of course. I mean, I accidentally shot myself when I was twelve and that’s a scary lesson to learn. But before you go yelling at him and talking about his punishment for being so stupid it’s like, Guy, is your leg okay? I was amazed no one was asking that question. The guy just shot himself in the leg!
Livesteez, Source 2