Lil Wayne and Young Money/Cash Money Records have a long history of not paying artists, but this is a first. Today (April 30th), Young Money teen rap group W3 The Future filed a lawsuit against Young Money Entertainment for non payment.
According to TMZ, the group’s production claims the group was promised a $600,000 advance from Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment. After completing their contractual obligation and releasing their debut self-titled EP on October 17th, 2013.
According to the suit, Young Money forked over the recording budget but have not compensated the bulk of the alleged $600,000 advance. Grassroots claims Young Money’s only response to their requests for compensation has been “Cash Money is not moving forward with this project.”
The group was signed to Young Money in May of 2013 and toured on Lil Wayne’s America’s Most Wanted tour.