Lil Wayne Sued by Former Manager for More Than $20 Million


Lil Wayne has been sued by his former managers Ronald Sweeney and Avant Garde Management for more than $20 million in what they say they’re owed in unpaid commissions, TMZ and The Blast report and documents viewed by Pitchfork confirm. 

The lawsuit claims that Sweeney and Avant Garde managed over 30 lawsuits for Wayne and “received very little compensation” for their work. They claim that Wayne hasn’t paid the promised 10% of recovery from lawsuits, 10% of the master recordings sale, and 17% in commissions from overall management.

Sweeney says he was hired by Wayne around 2005. When it was announced in 2018 that Lil Wayne, Birdman, and Cash Money had reached a settlement that ultimately led to the long-delayed release of Tha Carter V, Sweeney made a public statement on Wayne’s behalf. “I can say that my client is happy,” Sweeney said at the time. “He is his own man, a man that owns his assets, his music and himself.”

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