Music producer Bangladesh has provided rapper Lil Wayne with a couple of his most memorable hits in recent years, but the music maestro has recently revealed that the Young Money chief has failed to compensate him for Wayne’s current hit “6 Foot 7 Foot.”
In a recent interview with MTV News, Bangladesh, who also complained when he wasn’t properly paid for Wayne’s 2008 hit “A Milli,” explained that although he wants continue to make music for Wayne, the financial issue is putting a strain on their business relationship.
“… I had the opportunity to give him more music,” said Bangladesh. “It’s just hard to do. It’s just hard to keep working for free.”
As Bangladesh explains, for “6 Foot 7 Foot,” he waived the standard up-front fee that he typically charges artists, explaining that such a practice is only reserved for artists with less star power and lower record sales.
“It’s not about the money, it’s not about me charging him for the beat, because he is Lil Wayne; he’s gonna sell albums,” the producer said. “You only really charge people that you think [are] not gonna really sell too much, so you want to get your money off the top. You might not get it on the back-end because albums don’t sell no more.”
In exchange for waiving the fee, Bangladesh struck a deal with Wayne in which the rapper would provide a verse for the producer’s upcoming debut album. However, according to Bangladesh, Wayne has yet to hold up his end of the bargain, which is now holding up the release of the album.
“It’s hard to do when I can’t get Wayne features,” said Bangladesh about the stalled release of his debut album, adding that he’s unsure of the cause for the hold up on the features, “I don’t know if it’s the people around the situation or it’s the actual person.”
Despite making previous attempts to settle the payment issues, Bangladesh explains that Cash Money records has continually failed to rectify the situation and that his patience with Wayne and Cash Money is beginning to run out.
“Every time we come up with a solution, it never gets taken care of,” Bangladesh said. “I just can’t keep really giving them music.”
Watch video of Bangladesh discussing his payment issue below:
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