Rapper-turned rocker Lil Wayne settled his copyright lawsuit with The Rolling Stones yesterday over a sample he used for one of his tracks.
According to Billboard Abkco Music Inc, who owns the rights to a portion of The Stones’ catalog, filed a suit in July of last year against UMG recording, Inc. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. EMI Group, LTD, and other parties, which include Weezy.
In their lawsuit, Abkco stated “Lil Wayne’s song “Playing with Fire” was a clear derivative of the rock band’s song with the original lyrics and music altered in a recognizable way,” reports Reuters.
The track was removed from Tha Carter III and taken off digital download, ringtone and ringback providers prior to the settlement, according to the press release. Additionally the announcement states “all parties expressed themselves satisfied with the amicable settlement.” – Rosario Vasquez