Lil Wayne‘s former lawyer is demanding the rapper’s $20 million lawsuit be dismissed, arguing that he made Wayne so much money during their time together, there’s nothing to be upset about.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ronald Sweeney is asking a judge to dismiss the case accusing him of being an ungrateful client.
Sweeney believes the lawsuit filed by Wayne is nothing more than a “campaign by Carter’s other advisors to avoid” paying him the money owed.
Sweeney represented Wayne from 2005 until 2018, when Weezy claimed to have got rid of the lawyer because he was charging too much. He took issue with him taking 10 percent cut of all his deals, instead of the industry standard of five percent. Wayne claimed to have made Sweeney $20 million on deals.
Lil Wayne claimed Sweeney tried to get greedy towards the end and take an additional 10 percent off all his Young Money profits but he shut that down. He also claimed Sweeney didn’t even represent him in the battle with Birdman over the “Carter V,” saying he brought in outside counsel, who Wayne said took a 23 percent cut of his Cash Money settlement and 15 percent cut of a separate deal with Universal Music.
In his newly filed docs, Sweeney says Wayne never complained prior about his alleged issues with payment during the 13 years they worked together.
He claims to have made himself available 24 hours a day for Wayne and traveled to him for legal work.
Sweeney clearly believes he earned his cut of the money and wants the entire lawsuit thrown out.