Lil Wayne Files Lawsuit Against Legendary Music Producer’s Son
Lil Wayne is upset with Quincy Jones’ son, Quincy Jones III, for using unlicensed music from his multi-platinum album, “The Carter 3,” in support of the documentary, “The Carter.” Sources claim the rapper is unhappy with the final version of the film, describing it as a “scandalous portrayal.” Lil Wayne’s lawsuit against Jones III and his production company, QD3 Entertainment, is the latest of many legal proceedings stemming from the documentary’s 2009 release.
In the lawsuit, Lil Wayne seeks unspecified damages, in addition to preventing QD3 Entertainment from using his music in future projects. In 2009, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge denied Wayne’s request to block the film’s distribution.
In 2010, Wayne opened up on the documentary’s revealing footage and his frustration over not having the final approval during an interview with Ozone magazine. Here’s what the rapper had to say:
“The fact that we didn’t want it released was business; paperwork. I feel like, if I agreed to have that camera around me, then I can’t tell that person what to edit when they go to the editing room, unless I am in the editing room and editing with them,” he explains. “If I’m not then I shouldn’t complain, but I was supposed to have a say-so because I had to approve it. And that was the whole [problem]. I didn’t approve it and they still put it out…There were females on there with me and sh*t, you know? Why give them some shine when I’ve got baby mothers? I believe as an editor or whatever, as a person associated with me, if you want to become a real business partner with me I believe you should consider things like that. I shouldn’t have to be the one to consider it.“