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Mannie Fresh Understands Bangladesh

Posted By on May 25, 2010

     As a former producer for Cash Money records, Mannie Fresh completely understand's Bangladesh's claims of not being paid by the label. "Well, I wouldn't want that for nobody," Fresh said in an interview. "It's a slimy business is all I can say. It's not just him — they got four or five lawsuits from Lil Wayne's last album. On my way leaving out I said everybody can't be wrong but I don't wish that for nobody. I been in that place before and I know why Bangladesh feels that way. His life depends on it so it's like if you sold all these units then give me my money…Now, when something serious comes up and you think they got your money but they don't — that's an eye opener for you. It was a learning lesson more than anything. Homeboy's business is never good. It's like having a friend and thinking you can trust them to do something. You should entrust your money the right way. Money makes everybody evil when you think about it."

   Bangladesh, who produced "A Milli" for Lil Wayne, says he still hasn't been paid for his work. When asked if he would be working with Weezy on "Tha Carter IV," he said "It’s [Wayne and Baby's] responsibility to pay [me] because all the money from album sales goes to Cash Money. I get checks from Sony for Beyoncé, checks from different labels for different artists, it just comes to you. You don’t have to call them, sue them and all that junk. This is what you’re owed."

     The producer continued "I don’t really give a fuck about [Wayne]. I can’t give a fuck about somebody that don’t give a fuck about my situation, I have kids. In the hood, people get killed for ten dollars. I couldn’t imagine owing someone hundreds of thousands of dollars and just walking around in front of them. I’m so confident in myself, that I don’t need Lil Wayne. There’s gonna be so many opportunities. I can create a Lil Wayne."

     Bangladesh continued by talking about why he feels others have parted ways with Cash Money. "This is why Mannie Fresh don’t fuck with [Cash Money] because he never got any royalty money. That’s why Baby can go around flaunting this cash, because that’s everyone else’s money… It’s not even Wayne’s fault. Wayne is not getting money. He is given money, he’s not getting money. If Baby gets a million dollars he’ll buy Wayne a Phantom, but that’s in Cash Money’s name. That 14-bedroom mansion isn’t Wayne shit,” he says. “That’s why he have his own company, because he was trying to leave Cash Money and the only thing that would keep him there was [if they] gave him his own thing. But Baby still controls that. All those Young Money artists don’t even know that they not getting royalty money."

     It's been reported that Jim Jonsin, who produced "Lollipop," filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Lil Wayne for non payment plus back in May of last year, Play-N-Skillz, who produced "Got Money" (featuring T-Pain), said they haven't been paid either.

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